Villagers in a remote Thai village have been left bewildered and terrified by the appearance of a bizarre creature which appears to be a hybrid between a crocodile and a buffalo.
The strange looking animal has dark, scaly skin like a reptile and a crocodile-shaped head – despite being born from a buffalo.
Footage of the odd creature shows it laid out on a table as a gathering crowd prods its scaly skin and head while lighting candles and incense.
The animal surfaced in High Rock, Wanghin in Thailand, and was born to a buffalo, local website Rath reported.
It was claimed the buffalo had given birth to a previous litter of perfectly healthy calves.
But exactly how the creature came to grow scales and form an elongated snout akin to a crocodile remains a mystery – though villagers now hope it will bring them good luck reported the Dailymail.