A 20-year-old man now has a big toe for a thumb after his old one was crushed by a cow on a cattle farm.
Surgeons made the switch after Zac Mitchell had the unfortunate accident in the Northern Territory, in Australia.
A cow knocked him to the ground and in the ensuing melee his thumb was ripped off by a gate.
Mitchell said when he got to his feet he saw the thumb hanging loosely on the fence.
Dr Sean Nicklin, a plastic surgeon, told him a big toe would give him better function because it was similar to a thumb.
He added: ‘You can connect the nerves and get good sensation, you can get the tendons, you can get the movement.
‘And although it’s a bit big, it actually looks more like a thumb than other things that we might do.
‘So you just know that it’s going to be the best replacement for a thumb.’
Mitchell hasn’t looked back since his operation and hopes to be riding bulls again by Christmas, which is his favourite hobby.