HILARIOUS video shows a very smart Highland cow solve the problem of how to get a solo back scratch.
The beast is seen hooking the top wire of a fence with its horn and then moving its head side to side.
The technique drags the wire across the cow’s back and provides a very satisfactory back scratch to the half-tonne animal.
The scene was captured by Mark Campbell on Friday who then uploaded the video to popular Facebook page Scotland from the Roadside.
He captioned the post: “A fence comes in handy with an itchy back.”
The video, filmed in a farm in Beauly, Inverness-shire, shows the cow from behind using the top wire of the fence and sliding it over the top of its back.
With the help of its horn, all the highland cow has to do is shake its head from side to side and its itchiness is cured.
Mark then filmed to the side of the beast where its technique could be further appreciated.
His post racked up more than 1,300 likes and multiple comments from Facebook users who thought complimented the cow on his technique.
Babs Lothian said: “That’s a clever coo.”
Referring to the Small Faces song, Euan Clayton commented: “I saw a load of them in a playground. Itchy coo park.”
Kathleen Kenny said: “What a clever coo!”
Gail Gurses commented: “This makes me want to be veggie. How can I eat such a clever beast.”
Colin Callaghan said: “Scots always come up with ingenious ideas.”
Allison Bisset commented: “Very clever, but can it put staples back in the posts?”
Lisa Hooper said: “IQ 147.”
Speaking today, Production operator Mark, from nearby Maryburgh said he thought it was a “smart idea.”
He said: “I thought it was a very smart idea,brains as well as beauty, it learned a technique that obviously works well.
“Never seen it happen before.”