New Zealand shearer discovers enormous ram living in a forestry block near his ...

Meet 'Shrek 2': New Zealand shearer discovers enormous ram living in a forestry block near his station  An enormous sheep was discovered by a farmer on New Zealand's North Island  Rob Faulkner found Shrek 2 living in a forestry block next to his station   He said Shrek 2 had gone 'feral' and avoided being shorn for five years   The original Shrek from south New Zealand avoided capture for seven years 

By Isabelle Stackpool For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:00 BST, 24 September 2020 | Updated: 06:00 BST, 24 September 2020

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A New Zealand shearer has discovered a huge fluffy sheep - dubbed Shrek 2 - living next to his station.   

Rob Faulkner, who works at Wairakaia Station on the North Island, said the wild sheep had avoided shearing for about five years by living in a nearby forestry block. 

'Every attempt we made in the past to muster the animal failed. Over time sheep like it become a bit feral and get very cunning,' Mr Faulkner told The Gisborne Herald. 

A New Zealand farmer discovered a massive sheep named Shrek 2 (pictured) that had been living in a forest block next to his station and avoided being shorn for five years

A New Zealand farmer discovered a massive sheep named Shrek 2 (pictured) that had been living in a forest block next to his station and avoided being shorn for five years  

Shrek 2 was named after another New Zealand ram named Shrek (pictured) who was discovered with a record breaking 27kg fleece in 2004 and gained international fame

Shrek 2 was named after another New Zealand ram named Shrek (pictured) who was discovered with a record breaking 27kg fleece in 2004 and gained international fame 

Shrek 2 was named after a Merino that gained international fame in 2004 after he was found on New Zealand's South Island with a fleece around 27kgs. 

Mr Faulkner said he was in awe when he first discovered the enormous sheep.  

'A few weeks

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