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    Lost sheep saved from woolly death

    Chris the enormous sheep gets a stunning makeover after shearer sets a world record by taking the 40.5kg fleece off his back - the first time in his life he's seen the clippers

    • Canberra residents discovered the overgrown sheep pottering around the bush
    • An overgrown fleece like this can cause severe and even fatal medical complications
    • The RSPCA issued an urgent call for help in paring back the creature's humongous coat
    • A four-time national shearing champion, Ian Elkins, has stepped up to the task
    • The first pictures emerged of the sheep undergoing its haircut on Thursday morning


    -The absurdly fluffy sheep who got a nation talking is completely unrecognisable this afternoon after losing a record-breaking 40kg of fleece in an epic shearing session.

    At a media appearance on Thursday, the Canberra sheep - which was blinded by excess wool covering its eyes - appeared trim and comfortable in a green blanket.

    An RSPCA spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia vets said the sheep, known as Chris, appeared to be doing relatively well but will remain under observation for some time.

    The animal welfare agency is hoping he will find a new home soon, suggesting a local farmer may open his paddock for the sheep. Not much is known about how exactly the sheep managed to balloon to its incredible size.

    'It looks like he was separated from his herd at some point and has been wandering around by himself for a couple of years,' the spokeswoman said.

    'He's a new man in many ways, he's actually moving really well, he's already eating, he actually came up to us for a cuddle,' RSPCA ACT Chief Tammy Ven Dange told the ABC...

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    wow...poor lil guy

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    Wish it was that simple to lose 40kg

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    i guess u could say that sheep had the wool pulled over its eyes....:biggrin:

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    Poor baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by curly sue View Post
    Poor baby!
    dont worry the sheeps o.k. no more sheepless nites....:deadhorse:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeze View Post
    i guess u could say that sheep had the wool pulled over its eyes....:biggrin:

    I knew there was a biblical correlation somewhere in this story...that's it!

    The farther you stray from the shepherd the more the wool gets pulled over your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    I knew there was a biblical correlation somewhere in this story...that's it!

    The farther you stray from the shepherd the more the wool gets pulled over your eyes.
    why do i have this craving 4 lamb chops? oh well.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeze View Post
    dont worry the sheeps o.k. no more sheepless nites....:deadhorse:

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