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Mexican mayor marries a crocodile 'princess'

Posted on Thursday, 10 July, 2014 | Comment icon 25 comments

It isn't clear how things will work on their wedding night. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Spencer Wright
Major Joel Vasquez Rojas tied the knot with his betrothed in an elaborate wedding ceremony this week.
According to local tradition the reptile, which was adorned in a traditional wedding dress for the occasion, is considered a princess among the people of Mexico's San Pedro Huamelula fishing town.

Guests took it in turns to dance with the crocodile during the ceremony which was funded by the local council and included a traditional shindig and fireworks display.

"It's my wish to marry the young princess," said the Mayor.

Locals believe that the marriage will usher in a season of bountiful catches for their fisherman and that the event holds a special significance in the people's hearts.

"As young people, this means a lot," said Eduardo Zarate. "It's the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us."

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (25)

Tags: Crocodile, Marriage

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Comment icon #16 Posted by Sundew on 11 July, 2014, 1:19
As long as you have stories like this they will not need any ammo: "Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo" - The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/10958728/Australian-judge-says-incest-may-no-longer-be-a-taboo.html It is only a matter of time that if you change the definition of traditional marriage, it will lead to not only same sex marriage, but possibly polyandry, polygamy, incest and so forth. We have men (and/or women) marrying crocodiles, trees, and if I remember pets, computers, automobiles, and who knows wha... [More]
Comment icon #17 Posted by Lotus_Blossom on 11 July, 2014, 6:08
Hahahahahahaa omg this is hilarious!
Comment icon #18 Posted by Ashyne on 11 July, 2014, 13:02
He has a unique taste for beauty. Their child is going to look like this:
Comment icon #19 Posted by SaraT on 11 July, 2014, 19:08
I don't think I want to know about their honeymoon.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Odd on 12 July, 2014, 3:00
"the definition of traditional marriage" You mean a contract between two families, designed for moneyed or landed interests? Or the suppression of women's rights by making women property, as it was in the biblical times? Same sex marriage doesn't lead to people marrying ******* crocs mate, it leads to same sex marriages. What leads to people marrying crocs is mental problems and/or weird fetishes, neither of which are even remotely new.
Comment icon #21 Posted by praetorian-legio XIII on 12 July, 2014, 14:55
It seems like a fun tradition and ceremony to me. It'd not like some "croc lover" is marrying the "princess" as a sex partner and mate. If I had the opportunity to be in that small village for the ceremony I would definitely being raising my glass of tequila and toasting for a good fishing season.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Ashyne on 12 July, 2014, 17:02
The croc princess will eat all the fish for itself.
Comment icon #23 Posted by keithisco on 12 July, 2014, 17:10
You are soooo far off topic, and so landed into an historical context as to be risible... you need to get into the 21st Century. Same sex marriages are a fact of life, "Marrying" across species boundaries is something else because there can be no progeny. It is just a vanity.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Silent Trinity on 15 July, 2014, 5:08
Double check calendar......nope not April 1st......... Check my drink isn't spiked...... nope all I can say is WHAT THE ACTUAL F@?K IS THIS ALL ABOUT?!
Comment icon #25 Posted by Capt Amerika on 15 July, 2014, 17:24
Welcome to the new world. If it feels good....go for it.

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