Australia's giant steer Knickers is too big for the slaughterhouse

Geoff Pearson said Knickers, the 6-foot-and-4-inch-tall Holstein Friesian steer living at his Myalup, Western Australia, farm, was simply too big for the slaughterhouse.

Not only is Knickers gaining popularity worldwide on social media, he will also get to live an elongated life. "I think we just need to let him settle down for a little bit", he said.

In this image made from video taken November 15, 2018, Knickers the steer, center back, is pictured with a herd of cows in Lake Preston, Australia.

Knickers is technically a steer - which is a castrated male bovine.

"We all know when Knickers is on the move", he added.

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His name came about because another cattle Pearson had at the time - a Brahman steer - befriended him.

A Holstein-Friesian steer in Australia is drawing attention for it's enormous size.

Standing at almost two-metres tall and weighing 1.4 tonnes, "Knickers" is unofficially the largest steer in Australia. That title belongs to Bellino, an Italian steer who stands about 2 in. taller than Knickers, reports The Guardian. The seven-year-old is believed to be the biggest steer in Australia which is no mean feat.

Twitter user Robert Wheel sums up all of our feelings about Knickers with an image of Spider-Man's newspaper editor boss calling for more cow pictures for the front page. If he wants to go for a walk, they follow, if he wants to sit down, they wait around for him to get up'.

  • Sonia Alvarado