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Old 08-01-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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This is Shrek the sheep. He became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. Of course, during this time his fleece grew without anyone there to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds, with the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his fleece. Simply because he was away from his shepherd

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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The poor thing! It must have been quite a strain on his body to carry that extra weight, not to mention the lack of mobility. It looks like he couldn't even turn his head. What did sheep do before there were shepherds to shear them?
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The poor thing! It must have been quite a strain on his body to carry that extra weight, not to mention the lack of mobility. It looks like he couldn't even turn his head. What did sheep do before there were shepherds to shear them?
good question. I never thought about it.
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