Mysterious creature which appears to be a hybrid between a crocodile and a buffalo terrifies villagers in Thailand
Remember when you were a kid and you and your friends would play that game where everyone is a different combination of animals, like a wolf-tiger or a shark-bear?
Apparently, bizarre animal combinations is a real thing in Thailand, where pictures were recently released of a strange hybrid creature that had scientists scratching their heads.
In the High Rock, Wanghin, area of Thailand, a buffalo reportedly gave birth to what appeared to be a buffalo/crocodile-like creature. As seen in the pictures, the odd beast clearly has the hooves of a buffalo, scaly skin and crocodile shaped head.
Scientists have absolutely no idea what the creature is or why it mutated in such form. According to the U.K. Daily Mail, the buffalo that gave birth to the mysterious creature had previously given birth to perfectly healthy calves.
Images and video of the creature were originally posted on the Thai website, Rath, where users commented that the unusual beast is actually a sign of good luck for the remote village.
“Praise to God,” one Facebook user wrote.
The animal died right after birth. Hopefully, scientists will determine through testing what caused such a freakish mutation.
In the meantime, the only thing left to do is figure out what to call it. Is it a “Croco-lo” or a “Buffa-dile?” We’ll let you be the judge.
H/T Opposing Views