Meet Rasputin, the Walliser black-necked goat who entered Guinness World Records 2017 Edition for having the Largest horn spread – goat (living).
Martin Pirker bought Rasputin five years ago – when his horns were only small – but in the following years they underwent a huge growth spurt.
They now measure a magnificent 135.2 cm (53.23 in) in length and the distance between the tips of his horns is 1.35 m (4 ft 5.1 in).
Rasputin currently resides in Lienz, Tyrol in Austria with his 'girlfriend', fellow black-necked goat Lily, and their son Lucky.
The black-necked goat (Capra hircus) has a highly distinctive appearance: black to the shoulder and white down to the tail.
Martin named his record-breaking goat after Grigori Rasputin (1869–1916) – the mystical advisor to Russia’s Czar Nicholas II, famed for his piercing stare and distinctive long, black beard.
"When the goat was 5 years hold I started measuring his horns. I had colleagues in Switzerland who were trying to beat records so I decided to measure my goat too," explained Martin.
"Rasputin is a very nice goat, he never hurt anybody, he’s very careful,” he added.
The previous record holder for the largest horn spread on a goat was Uncle Sam, who lived in the US and sported horns with a tip-to-tip spread of 132 cm (52 in) on 16 April 2004.
Rasputin is featured in the Guinness World Records 2017 Edition alongside loads of wonderful record-breaking animals.