Video of the huge Australian steer everyone is talking about

Knickers the Holstein Friesian Australian steer takes the internet by storm

In fact, he's helping Pearson out on the Lake Preston farm by coaching and herding other cattle.

Naturally, after people learned of Knickers, they have not been able to stop talking about just how big he is.

Weighing in at 1,400kg (3,086lbs), Knickers is double the weight of your average Holstein Friesian steer, making him heavier than a Mini Cooper, a beluga whale or 9,300 potatoes.

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What's going on: A steer in Australia is getting press for reportedly being too big to kill.

But if that sounds like a whole lot of steak and hamburgers then think again - when owner Geoff Pearson tried to sell Knickers on, he was told by meat processors the steer was simply too big.

"He was too big to go into the export plant's chain", Pearson told Australia's ABC News.

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Pearson also said that his other cattle follow the massive leader around by the hundreds.

He will now live out the rest of his life on Lake Preston feedlot in Myalup, 136km south of Perth.

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

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"We all know when Knickers is on the move". We kept him on because we thought he had potential to be a big steer but never imagined he'd grow to be this huge, ' he said.

According to the Guinness World Records, the biggest living steer in the world is a chianina ox named Bellino, who was more than 6 feet 7 inches tall when he was measured in Rome, Italy in 2010.

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