Hikers Saw That This Neglected Sheep Could Barely Stand, So A Shelter Begged For Experts To Save Him

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Image: RSPCA ACT

When an Australian hiker found Chris the sheep, they were horrified to see that he could barely stand. His wool had grown so out of hand, in fact, that it was weighing him down. And the outsized fleece was such a problem for the animal that even after he was rescued, a shelter begged experts for help.

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In 2015 a hiker was out walking on Mulligans Flat, a protected nature reserve on the edge of Canberra in Australia. This area is known in particular for its vast array of wildflowers, with approximately 150 species to be found there. On this day, however, something much more disconcerting had caught the walker’s eye.

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Image: RSPCA ACT

And the object of the hiker’s attention was unusual to look at. Nearly the size of a small car, it appeared to resemble a fallen cloud or a heap of cotton balls. However, as the individual investigated the mass, they realized that it was grazing on the grass.

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