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Knickers looms above the thousands of other cattle that he feeds with in rural Western Australia.

A staggering steer in Australia has the internet - and the colossal cattle's owner - saying, "Holy cow".

Pearson attempted to auction Knickers off in October, but slaughterhouses said that he was too big, and would be a hazard to both machines and consumers, since his hung carcass would inevitably touch the ground, he told the Guardian. It's possible Knickers secreted too much growth hormone at 2 or 3 years of age, before he reached adulthood, which could explain why he's as tall as an SUV - for instance, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, as Twitter user Lanre Aliyu pointed out. He is actually too big to be slaughtered. "He's just one of those standout steers and always has been a standout steer, and he lived to see the day", Pearson told CBS' Network Ten.

"We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind", Pearson said. "So I think it will just live happily ever after".

At 194 centimetres high WA-born steer Knickers is believed to be the tallest in Australia
At 194 centimetres high WA-born steer Knickers is believed to be the tallest in Australia

Owner Geoff Pearson said that Knickers' sheer size saved him from the abattoir.

"When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer [a breed of cattle] which was a friend of his".

According to the Guinness World Records, the biggest living steer in the world is a chianina ox named Bellino, who was more than 6 feet 7 inches tall when he was measured in Rome, Italy in 2010. Use #GeniusKitchen to let us know what you're sharing!

"Whenever he wants to get up and start walking there's a trail of hundreds of cattle following him".


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