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This cow weighs more than a car but can't be butchered because he’s ‘too big’

He's taller than Michael Jordan.

A cow called Knickers is too big to be killed and towers over the rest of the herd.

Knickers weighs 220st and stands at a massive 6ft 4inches tall - but his mammoth size means he gets to live out his days roaming the fields in Western Australia.

Knickers’ owner, Geoff Pearson, tried to sell Knickers at auction last month (can you imagine the cost of feeding him?. However, meat processors at the auction said they couldn’t take him as he was simply too big.

Luckily he is out of auction and he will spend the rest of his days on Lake Preston with his owner Myalup, which is around 85 miles south of Perth.

The farmer, who has 20,000 cattle, also revealed how he came up with the unusual name.

He said:

"When he was young, when we first got him, we had a Brahman steer [a breed of cattle] which was a friend of his.

"So his name was bra... so we [had] bra and knickers.

"We never thought he would turn into a big knickers."