Outstanding in his field: Steer too big for abbatoir

The 194cm Holstein Friesian has been saved

The 194cm Holstein Friesian has been saved Credit 7 News

Have you ever seen a cow that weighs more than a Rhinoceros and stands as tall as 95% of the human population?

"He was just a run-of-the-mill calf that's turned into a giant", said Pearson, who owns a third-generation cattle farm in Myalup, a small town in Western Australia.

Knickers' owner said he's Australia's biggest steer, standing at more than 6 feet 3 inches and weighing in at almost a ton!

Knickers is significantly heavier and taller than that.

A giant cow which stands more than 6ft 4ins tall and weighs the same as a family auto is so big it's been saved from the chop.

What's going on: A steer in Australia is getting press for reportedly being too big to kill.

He's not the tallest of them all though - that honour belongs to a steer by the name of Bellino who lives in Italy and stands tall at 2.027m.

"He was too big to go into the export plant's chain", Geoff Pearson, the steer's owner, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

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.

"You'll put him in a paddock and all the other cattle seem to get attracted to him", said Pearson.

However, despite his unusually large appetite, Mr Pearson thinks genetics are the main reason why Knickers is so huge.

While Knickers is undoubtedly larger than your average steer - a neutered male - the video images are somewhat misleading.

Pearson can offer no suggestion on why he became so big: "We don't know that ourselves", he said.

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