A REMOTE village has become the scene of a real-life sci-fi film after a strange creature was discovered.
With scaly skin and calf-like hooves, the bizarre animal looks like a genetic mutation between a buffalo and a crocodile.
The creature, which was found in Thailand, appears to have the rough, scaly head of a reptile and limbs and hooves of a mammal.
It is not the first time a genetic cross between two species has been found, but it is one of the most unusual animals spotted.
The animal died soon after birth, according to a local website, but is believed to have brought good luck to the village and the family who made the discovery.
The creature was found in High Rock, Wanghin in Thailand.