A Wisconsin man recently survived a freak accident thanks in part to his recollection of “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin’s 2006 death.

Irwin was stuck in his heart by a stingray and died after pulling out the stinger. Doug Bergeson reportedly remembered that event when he shot a nail into his own heart several weeks ago.

“I could see the nail moving with my heartbeat,” he said. “It was kind of twitching with every heartbeat.”

The 52-year-old left the nail in place and drove himself to the hospital, where he was treated.