Sheep rescued from Australian forest and gets a 77-pound shearing

Earlier this month, a sheep was found wandering in the forests of Victoria, Australia. Now, this is not completely shocking or breaking news, but the sheep had not been shorn in many a year, so it was a matted sight to see.

An individual contacted Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary near Lancefield to help out the animal, which rescuers later renamed Baarack.

When Baarack was rescued, he was inspected and shorn. His hooves were in great condition due to his time spent in the rocky terrain. However, the fleece was another story.
Members at the sanctuary took off more than 77 pounds of fleece.

“He was in a bit of a bad way. He was underweight, and due to all of the wool around his face, he could barely see,” staff member Kyle Behrend stated, according to Fox 8.

Baarack may have had an owner, but the tag had been torn off due to the matted fleece.

Behrend went on to say it “all goes to show what incredibly resilient and brave animals sheep really are.”

Story via Kenneth Maxwell with Fox 8, originally from Reuters