Holy cow! The internet is loving Knickers the giant steer from Australia

(ABC NEWS)-┬áKnickers the cow is the beefy bovine you didn’t know you wanted to be best friends with.


At 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and weighing just over than 1.4 tons, Knickers the cow became a global sensation after photos of him towering over the rest of his herd in Western Australia surfaced. He is being called “the tallest steer in the country” by Australian media, according to the Associated Press.


As it turns out, Knickers is no cash cow. When his owner tried to sell him for meat at a cattle auction, he was rejected by the processor for being too big, the AP reported.


In a moo-ving fairy tale ending, Knickers will get to live in peace for the rest of his days, grazing in Lake Preston, southwest of Perth, according to the AP.

“We have a high turnover of cattle, and he was lucky enough to stay behind,” owner Geoff Pearson told the AP.

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