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Hoping to break the record for world's wooliest, Shaun the sheep came up 10 pounds shy with his fleece weighing over 50 pounds ...
after being shorn for the first time in years. (Aug. 28)
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SHOTLIST:AUBC - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Midlands, Australia - August 28, 20141. Various of Shaun the sheep and farmers2. Close up Shaun the sheep's fleece3. Various of Shaun the sheep4. Various of Shaun the sheep being shorn5. Tracking shot of fleece on table and Shaun the sheep being shorn6. Pan across fleece to Shaun the sheep after being shorn7. Various of Shaun the sheep after being shorn8. Wide of Shaun the sheep in pen9. Farmers loading fleece into huge bag to be weighed10. Farmers placing fleece bag onto scale11. Close of digital scale showing 51.8 pounds12. Pan across huge sheet of fleece on tableSTORYLINE:An Australian sheep thought to be the world's woolliest was finally shorn on Thursday but the weight of his fleece fell just short of the record.Shaun the sheep was recently found hiding on a farm on the island state of Tasmania and appeared to have never been shorn. On Thursday, Shaun's fleece was cut for the first time, and he lost 52 pounds of wool. Shaun's new owners, Peter and Netty Hazel, had hoped the weight of Shaun's fleece would beat a record held by a now-deceased New Zealand sheep named Shrek. Shrek rose to fame in 2004 after he was found hiding in caves on his farm, having evaded the annual shearing round-ups for seven years. He had 60 pounds of wool cut off his body.