Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

This is Shrek, an appropriately-named renegade sheep that managed to escape and avoid shearing for six whole years.

Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

Shrek REALLY did not like getting his haircut. So, this New Zealand libertarian managed to avoid spring shearings by hiding in a cave.

Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

By the time he was discovered in 2004, his owners could not even tell he was a sheep.

Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

According to a farmer, when Shrek was finally sheared, there was enough wool to produce twenty men’s suits.

Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

So if a sheep doesn’t get sheared, will the wool keep growing?

Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

Yes, but only if it’s a domesticated sheep. They have evolved based on how humans groom them.

Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

Primitive sheep, such as Bighorns in the West, still shed most of their wool each year.

Clever Sheep Avoided Shearing For Six Years By Hiding In A Cave

Perhaps Shrek realized he needed help (mobility issues, vision impairment, heat stress) and wanted to be found. We might never know, but he certainly has a great smile!

Via ThinkingHumanity

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