GOODWATER, Ala. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — It may not live in the Lone Star State, but it was a Texas longhorn that broke the Guinness World Record for having the longest horns — with a span more than twice the width of a concert grand piano.
Guinness World Records announced last week that Poncho Via’s horns measured just over 10-feet-seven-inches as of last month, beating all previous records.READ MORE: TEA Releases Guidelines For Keeping Students, Teachers Safe From COVID-19
The 7-year-old steer belongs to a family in Alabama. Poncho’s owner Jeral Pope says he brought Poncho into the family when the steer was six months old.READ MORE: 'Every Day Is An Opportunity To Change The Narrative': Plano Police Officer Helps Needy Family Escape Heat, Pays For Hotel
Guinness says the Pope family first noticed the potential of Poncho’s horns when he was about four years old and his horns were growing straight out instead of curving. Poncho is described as a gentle giant with a soft spot for apples, carrots and marshmallows.
Poncho took the title from a Texas longhorn — that actually lives in Texas. A Bay City longhorn steer named Sato held the record until now, with a horn span of nearly 10-feet-five-inches.MORE NEWS: 1 Person In Serious Condition Following 3-Vehicle Crash On I-30 In East Fort Worth
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