A Texas longhorn? Now that’s an understatement.
Certainly, a Lone Star longhorn has actually broken the Guinness World Record for having the longest horn spread on a steer.
The record-breaking horns– they have a 10- foot-7 period– belong to Poncho Via, a 7-year-old specimen who actually resides in Alabama.
Poncho was called after a Pancho Vacation home, an early 20 th-century Mexican revolutionary general. The animal namesake was 6 months old when his owner, Jeral Pope, and his spouse saw him and had to have him.
Poncho, a Texas longhorn from Alabama, broke the Guinness World Record for longest horn spread on a steer. Now he can genuinely hold his head high … or can he?
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” My better half and I went someplace out west, riding a hay wagon,” Pope told the Guinness reps. ” Up on the hill, detailed versus the sky, were three or four longhorns. They stood out like anything on the crest of that mountain– it was the most beautiful thing. I informed my partner, ‘We got to have one of them.'”
Poncho Via, a Texas longhorn from Alabama. Think what identifying quality earned him Guinness Book acknowledgment.
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The Popes understood Poncho might possibly have record-breaking horns when he turned 4; they saw his were growing right out and didn’t curve up like those of his animal peers.
Guinness validated on May 8 that Poncho’s horns were just over an inch longer than the previous recordholder, Sato.
Poncho Via, a Texas longhorn from Alabama. His owners seen when he was younger that while other longhorns’ horns curved up, Poncho’s went directly out.
Pope explains Poncho as “a huge, gentle character” who is loved by the neighborhood in Clay County, a community southeast of Birmingham.
All my next-door neighbors ’round here, at any time they have business, they come over to see the longhorn. … Everybody brings [food] with them– he likes apples, carrots and marshmallows,” Pope said.