Meet Knickers, the steer (which is different than a cow). And as you can see, Knickers looks very, very big:
Australian media say Knickers is believed to be the tallest steer in the country and weighs about 1.4 tons. https://t.co/78umIjdMFv
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 28, 2018
And it’s not a photoshop:
Someone suggested this might be a photoshop, but it turns out that was a bum steer.
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) November 28, 2018
Video proof, although Reuters thinks the castrated male bovine is a cow, which he’s not:
Thought to be Australia’s biggest cow, ‘Knickers’ is over six feet tall. pic.twitter.com/2FHRWa0wxJ
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 28, 2018
But, alas, all good things must get debunked. Knickers is 7 years old and surrounded by smaller and younger Wagyu cattle which only grow to “about 1.4 meters” (5.5 feet) and that’s why he looks so big in the photos. From the New York Times:
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 28, 2018
But he’s still a really big steer and that likely saved his life:
Its enormous size — just three inches short of the Guinness World Record for tallest living steer — saved it from certain death, its owner said. No one bought it for slaughter at an auction last month because potential buyers said it wouldn’t fit in their farm equipment.
Now he just gets to hang out all day and eat and do whatever else it is cows do all day long:
"Knickers was too big to be put through a meat-processing facility and so will spend the rest of his days peacefully eating and lowing and issuing tremendous and unfathomably powerful farts alongside its much smaller peers." https://t.co/pTOm9Hj1h6
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) November 28, 2018
Or he could have a future in the NBA?
Which team is most likely to sign Knickers to a 10-day? ? pic.twitter.com/on7t4pnJup
— #RingerNBA (@ringernba) November 28, 2018
For the Knicks, of course…
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