Aussie sheep sheds huge coat after years on the lam

Melbourne (AFP) – A wild sheep found wandering the wilderness of the Australian bush has been sheared of a huge 35-kilogramme coat after an estimated five years of unchecked growth.

Struggling under a filthy fleece caked with years of mud and tangled debris, Baarack was spotted in a Victorian state forest and taken to an animal rescue sanctuary north of Melbourne, the group said on Facebook earlier this month.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin