Shaun the sheep covered in 55 pounds of wool

OATLANDS, Australia (NBC/ABC VIA RTV) — Two farmers in Australia think they have found the world’s woolliest sheep. Meet “Shaun” the sheep, carrying an estimated 55 pounds of wool. Shaun was found over the weekend wandering the Tasmanian countryside near Oatlands. The 6-year-old merino sheep is likely to have never been sheared in his life, and he’s due to have a date with the clippers in the coming days.

The Australian farmers hope they might be able to overtake the current world record-holder, a New Zealand sheep named “Shrek” whose total amount of wool weighed in at 59.5 pounds last year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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