Mexican Mayor Marries Crocodile

Mexican Mayor Marries Crocodile
Sat 12-07-2014

The mayor of a Mexican fishing town married a crocodile in an elaborate ceremony where the bride wore white and guests danced with the reptile.

The reptile is a princess, according to local tradition, and it is hoped the nuptials will boost catches of fish, shrimp and other seafood along the Pacific coast.

"It's my wish to marry the young princess," mayor Joel Vasquez Rojas said as the pair tied the knot.

He then danced with his new wife in his arms before guests joined in.

One local resident explained the importance of the ritual.

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