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  Big bullock brings in the crowds
Updated 04 December 2003, 14.22
Most people are surprised at the bullock's massive size
An enormous bullock which could be the biggest in the country has become an unexpected tourist attraction.

The beast, known as The Colonel, weighs a whopping 1,660 kilograms and eats at least a bale of hay a day and buckets of munchies every day!

His owners, who live in Somerset, discovered he could be the biggest in the UK when they weighed him for a guess-the-weight competition.

Now people are coming from far and wide to take a peek at the creature.

'Frightening'

The Colonel, who's a Simmental Holstein bullock, has lived in a field in Somerset for the last six years, having been saved from the slaughter by owners Helen and Arthur Duckett.

The Colonel
They've rescued so many animals they've now opened their sanctuary to the public to help pay for all the food.

Mrs Duckett admitted The Colonel's size was a bit intimidating. "We cut his toenails a few weeks ago and it was very frightening," she said.

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