All's wool that ends wool.
Australian animal welfare workers were forced to call in a national shearing champion after an incredibly overgrown sheep was found roaming near Canberra, the BBC reported.
Tammy Ven Dange, CEO of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, tweeted the following plea on Tuesday:
Enter Ian Elkins, four-time winner of the Australian Shearing Championship (not baaa-d). Elkins is based in Canberra and volunteered to take on the challenge.
Elkins' website says that under the right conditions, he can shear 100 alpacas in a day -- but with this particular sheep, he'll have his work cut out for him.
"There could be infections, flystrike, [the coat] could prevent him from going to the bathroom. There could be a really nasty thing under that coat but we won't know that until we get there," Ven Dange told the Canberra Times.
It was not clear how long the sheep has gone without a shearing.
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