Victor Hugo Sosa, Mayor of San Pedro Huamelula in Oaxaca, married a reptile dressed in a wedding gown in a colorful ceremony on Thursday, June 30.
To avoid any mishaps during the wedding, the reptile’s jaw was fastened together.
Sosa confirmed their marriage with a kiss on the face of the reptile.
The alligator was then carried through the hamlet by locals, as men lined the streets, fanning the newlyweds with their hats.
The strange marriage is supposed to extend back centuries and is a tradition of Oaxaca state’s Chontal and Huave indigenous populations.
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The event is associated with nature and abundant harvests.
“We ask nature for enough rain, for enough food, that we have fish in the river,” said Sosa.
The seven-year-old reptile is thought to symbolise Mother Earth as a divinity. Her marriage to a local leader is intended to represent the unification of humanity and the divine.
She was dubbed “little princess” by wedding guests.
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