Meet Lil' Bill - the tiny cow outshining his huge counterparts

Another cow is taking the internet by storm because of its size, but this time because it is so small.

News of Knickers, the huge Australian steer saved from slaughter because it is too big for any abattoir made the headlines recently, and sparked stories of similar oversized bovines.

However a US veterinary college has shared details of a tiny calf it is caring for, and who they have named Lil' Bill.

The calf weighed just under 10 pounds ( 4.5kgs ) when he arrived at the college.

"Occasionally, we get a case that has us scratching our heads a bit, Lil' Bill is one of those cases!" the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine said on its Facebook page.

"He was born weighing a little over one-tenth of what newborn calves typically weigh."

Lil' Bill now has his own Facebook tag #LilBill, and the college has promised to post updates on his progress.