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Maine coon: Longest cat ever (VIDEO)

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This is half terrifying, half adorable. Robin Henderson is the proud owner of the world's longest domestic cat. The Maine coon cat named "Stewie" is 48 1/2 inches long from tip to tail. That's more than four feet long. That's the size of a 10-year-old child. According to the Cat Fancier's Association, Maine coons are an American breed known for their mouse hunting skills. Mouse hunting? This thing could take down a moose.

The Guiness Book of World Records officially declared Stewie to be the longest cat in the world. Check out a video of his measuring moment here.

By Melissa Bell  | October 20, 2010; 8:18 AM ET
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This is big news for Maine Coon fans! Leo has held the title for so long! Congratulations to Stewie, and his family. He is just stunning. Everyone loves a big Maine Coon Cat, there is something alluring about them. Here is an interesting page all about the breed, and specifically how big they can get: http://www.maine-coon-cat-nation.com/big-maine-coon-cat.html

Posted by: MaineCoonCatNation | October 21, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

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