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Lost, overgrown sheep yields almost 90 pounds of fleece

Lost, overgrown sheep yields almost 90 pounds of fleece

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An Australian shearer set a new record after shearing a lost, overgrown sheep. The sheep had become so overgrown that its life was endangered. 

The gigantic sheep could barely walk when it was found. It is now named "Chris." 

Shearer Ian Elkins volunteered to shear Chris the sheep after the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Australia asked him to. 

It took him 45 minutes. The fleece ended up weighing 88-pounds! Most fleece weigh around 11 pounds. So you can get an idea of how much fleece this is, it could yield more than 30 sweaters worth of fleece. 

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