World of the Bizarre
Mexican mayor marries a crocodile 'princess'
By T.K. Randall
July 10, 2014 · 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
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