Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The owner of a gargantuan steer known unofficially as the largest in Australia said the over 3,000-pound bovine's size saved him from the slaughterhouse.
Geoff Pearson said Knickers, the 6-foot-and-4-inch-tall Holstein Friesian steer living at his Myalup, Western Australia, farm, was simply too big for the slaughterhouse.
"It was too heavy. I wouldn't be able to put it through a processing facility," Pearson told Perth Now. "So I think it will just live happily ever after."
He said Knickers now serves as a "coach," a steer that takes charge of the rest of the bovines at his farm.
Knickers has also quickly found fame as a viral celebrity online, where he is unofficially known as Australia's biggest steer.