A small-town Mexican mayor married his crocodile bride Friday in a colorful ceremony, as traditional music rang out and revelers danced while imploring the indigenous leader to seal the nuptials with a kiss.
San Pedro Huamelula Mayor Victor Sosa obliged more than once during Friday’s wedding, bending down to plant his lips on the small crocodile’s snout, which had been tied shut, presumably to avoid unwanted biting.
The ritual marriage likely dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times among Oaxaca state’s Chontal and Huave indigenous communities, like a prayer pleading for nature’s bounty. (Reuters) #mexico #voanews #news #crocodile
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