RTV VIA NBC NEWS CHANNEL — A wild sheep found in a forest in Australia, named Baarack by rescuers, has yielded a fleece weighing more than 77 pounds.
The sheep was found by a member of the public who contacted the Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary near Lancefield, Victoria, about 37 miles north of Melbourne.
The sheep was severely underweight and could barely see because of the thick, matted fleece.
One of the sanctuary workers said, "sheep need to be shorn at least annually, otherwise the fleece continues to grow and grow, as happened here."
After his much-needed shearing, workers said Baarack's fleece weighed in at 78.4 pounds.
Baarack is now settling in with other rescued sheep at Edgar's Mission.