Friday, September 4, 2015

Sheering Mel Gibson

"Australian sheep yields 89 lbs. of wool" Associated Press  September 04, 2015

CANBERRA, Australia — A lost, overgrown sheep found in Australian scrub-land was shorn for perhaps the first time on Thursday, yielding 89 pounds of wool — the equivalent of 30 sweaters — and shedding almost half his body weight.

Champion shearer Ian Elkins said the sheep appeared to be in good condition after being separated from his huge fleece under anesthetic.

Tammy Ven Dange, chief executive of the Canberra RSPCA, which rescued the merino ram dubbed Chris, said she hoped to register the 89 pound, 3 ounce fleece with the Guinness World Records.

An official of the London-based group did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The most wool taken in a shearing is 63 pounds, 11 ounces taken from a New Zealand merino last year, the Guinness website said.


Related: No charges for Gibson

I like Mel and his movies.

What do you mean he put his hat on and left?