Steer's horn spread breaks Guinness records at 10 feet, 7.4 inches

By Ben Hooper
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June 17 (UPI) -- A longhorn steer in Alabama with a horn span wider than the Statue of Liberty's face now has a Guinness World Record for the longest horns.

The Texas longhorn steer, named Poncho Via, had its horn spread measured by Guinness at a total 10 feet, 7.4 inches -- wider than the Statue of Liberty's face or two grad pianos pushed together.


Guinness said Poncho captured the records for largest horn spread on a living steer and largest horn spread on a steer ever. His spread beat the previous record by just over an inch, Guinness said.

The Pope family, who have raised Poncho on their property in Goodwater since he was 6 months old, said they first started to suspect his horns could end up as world records when he was 4-year-old and they noticed the horns were growing straight out with very little curve.

The family said Poncho's horns might look dangerous, but he is a "big pet" who enjoys getting treats from the public.

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