78-Pound WOOL Removed From Rescued Wild Sheep

78-Pound WOOL Removed From Rescued Wild Sheep

78-Pound WOOL Removed From Rescued Wild Sheep
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A wild sheep in Australia instantly lost 78 pounds after undergoing overdue shearing.

According to news agency United Press International, rescuers found the sheep living near Lancefield, Victoria.

They said the fleece badly overgrown that it covered part of the sheep’s face and severely limited his ability to see.

The Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary removed the wool weighed in at a staggering 78 pounds.

The sheep, now named Baarack, will live permanently at the farm sanctuary to grow his fleece again.

Meanwhile, the world’s most expensive sheep has been sold for 350,000 guineas or nearly $500,000.

Its initial value was around $13,000. But a bidding war drove up the price until the winners reached an agreement.

Under the deal, the six-month-old ram, named Double Diamond, will be shared among three farms.

“It’s just like every other business — horse racing or the cattle business,” said Jeff Aiken, one of the sheep’s new owners.

Double Diamond is a Texel sheep. The type originated from the tiny island of Texel, just off the coast of the Netherlands.

“Every once in a while something special comes along and yesterday an extra special Texel turned up,” Aiken shared.

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