Monday, August 10, 2009

Shrek... a sheep on the lam for six years

A few years ago.....

A renegade New Zealand sheep that managed to evade shearers for six years has gotten a haircut!

Shrek, the 10-year-old wether, had managed to roam freely on New Zealand's South Island for more than six years before being finally rounded up. (He was living in mountain caves after escaping from his domestic flock.)

Shrek's giant fleece - possibly the largest ever - was auctioned off for children's medical charities. (Former world champion blade shearer Peter Casserly clipped 60 pounds of fine merino wool from the Shrek.)

Wow! That's a lota merino!!!

1 comment:

Craft Write said...

Hi Patty Anne,
This picture is wild. I'll be sure to share with my knitting club this year at school. Is it copyrighted, or would I be allowed to print it?