As part of an indigenous ritual, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, Oaxaca, Víctor Hugo Sosa García, agreed to marry a crocodile.
A tradition that dates back more than 230 years.
Tradition dictates that the mayor must marry the crocodile princess Alicia Rubí, a ritual that seeks to recreate the day that two ethnic groups were united in a wedding.
“It is the culture of the Huaves and the Chontales, it is a marriage between the crocodile princess and her servant, this in order that there be abundance in our municipality,” the mayor explained in an interview.
For the peculiar tradition, the living crocodile is dressed in white with her wedding dress and is transferred to the municipal palace to marry the municipal president.