Man Marries Alligator Dressed In White Wedding Gown And Kisses It In Front Of Guests
The Mayor of a small village in Mexico married an alligator in what has been hailed a “very beautiful tradition”.
Victor Hugo Sosa, Mayor of San Pedro Huamelula in Oaxaca, tied the knot with a reptile clad in a wedding dress in a colourful ceremony last Thursday, June 30.
The jaw of the reptile was tied together to avoid any calamities during the wedding.
After their nuptials, Sosa sealed their union with a kiss on the reptile’s face.
The alligator was then paraded through the village, carried by locals as men lined the streets to fan the newly-wed with their hats.
It is thought that the bizarre marriage dates back centuries and is a tradition of Oaxaca state’s Chontal and Huave indigenous communities.
The ceremony is linked to nature and good harvests.
The seven-year-old reptile is believed to be a deity representing mother Earth. Her marriage to a local leader is meant to symbolise the unity between humans and the divine.
She was dubbed “little princess” by wedding guests.