The creature by local villagers is thought to bring good luck
Confusing genetic creations happen all the time, but this is one of the most unusual animals seen in a long time

Images have been shared of a most unusual creature spotted in a remote village - and it's the stuff of sci-fi movies.

The strange animal appears to have the scaly, rough head and skin of a reptile such as a crocodile.

However, on closer inspection, it's also got the body, limbs and hooves of a mammal such as a calf.

The strange creature appears to have characteristics of a mammal and others of a reptile
Local website Rath has commented on the find in High Rock, Wanghin in Thailand.

The creature appears to have been born of a buffalo, but is clearly not a normal-looking creature.

According to the site, the animal died soon after birth, but "It is surprising and is believed to bring good luck to the family and the village."

The pictures were also uploaded on Facebook by the Nhênyêt jiyanê where one reader wrote: "Praise to God."