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Wow, That Steer Is Really Big


At 6 feet 4 inches tall and more than 1.4 tons (2,800 pounds), it is roughly the height of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson but weighs about 11 times more.


Its enormous size — just three inches short of the Guinness World Record for tallest living steer — saved it from certain death, its owner said.


“He was always a standout steer,” said Geoff Pearson, who owns thousands of cattle in Myalup, a small town south of Perth in Western Australia.


Knickers drew worldwide adoration after local news reports ignited coverage of him internationally, and his image saturated social media on Tuesday.


Mature steer of his breed typically stand 4 feet 10 inches tall and weigh about 1,500 pounds, according to the Cattle Site .


While Knickers is undoubtedly an absolute unit , the images make him appear even bigger when surrounded by Wagyu, a different breed of cattle that typically tops out at about 1.4 meters, Mr. Pearson said.






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