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Nearly 4-foot-long cat in U.K. named world's longest

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Daniel Uria
Kelsey Gill's nearly 4-foot long cat, Ludo, was named the world's longest by the Guinness Book of World Records. She adopted the Maine Coon as a kitten after seeing the breed in the Harry Potter films. 
 Screen capture/Guinness World Records/YouTube
Kelsey Gill's nearly 4-foot long cat, Ludo, was named the world's longest by the Guinness Book of World Records. She adopted the Maine Coon as a kitten after seeing the breed in the Harry Potter films. Screen capture/Guinness World Records/YouTube

WAKEFIELD, England, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A massive cat in the United Kingdom earned the Guinness World Record for the longest domestic cat (living).

Ludo, the Maine Coon, measures about 3 feet and 11 inches long, just 5 centimeters shorter than the longest cat ever, a fellow Maine Coon named Stewart Gilligan.

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Ludo lives in Wakefield with his owner Kelsey Gill, who said she was inspired to own a Maine Coon after seeing them in the Harry Potter films.

Gill said she took in Ludo as a 13-week-old kitten and quickly realized he was larger than most other cats of his breed.

According to Gill, Ludo has a lazy personality and his considerable length makes him slightly more clumsy than other cats.

She has to use a dog carrier to transport Ludo, but said his size comes in handy when she's looking for him in the house.

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