The 43-year-old Austin Powers star cuddled up to a tiny lion cub who almost matched his own height.
The diminutive movie star shared the image on Instagram, showing himself getting to grips with an adorable wild animal.
Same size as Mini-me! Verne Troyer posted this image of himself with a lion cub in South Africa on Instagram
The star – who played Mini-me in the hit movies starring Michael Myers - grinned as he posed for the snap, holding the large cat up and stretching its body out.
Dressed casually in khaki trousers and a T-shirt with trainers on his feet, behind him another growler peacefully slept.
Showing off the brilliant photograph, the fearless screen star joked that he had tried to take the zoo animal home to America with him.
He captioned the picture: ‘Tried to adopt a pet in S.Africa, apparently this isn't included in @delta's carry-on policy.’
Getting fruity: Troyer posted a snap of himself with a oversized lemon on Twitter just days before
Just days ago, Troyer compared his head to that of a large lemon.
Verne - who aptly stars in the upcoming Keith Lemon: The Film – posted a snap of the oversized squeezy fruit and wrote: ‘Either that's a big lemon or I have a small head!'
Verne is featuring in the film, which is a spinoff of Leigh Francis' popular Bo' Selecta! character, along with glamour model Kelly Brook
Little big screen star: He stars with Leigh Francis and and Kelly Brook in Keith Lemon the Film ( Dailymail.co.uk )
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