Crocodile wedding: South Mexican town mayor ‘marries’ reptile

The mayor of a small fishing town in the south of Mexico has ‘married’ a crocodile.

Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents.

According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast.

‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate.

Crocodile wedding: Mexican town mayor 'marries' reptile
The snappy couple: The bride and groom share a tender first dance (Picture: YouTube)

‘It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’

For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day.

‘It is my wish to marry the young princess,’ said Mr Vasquez Rojas as the pair were married.

Local council members funded the event, with those who didn’t contribute issued with a fine.

The festivities included dancing and fireworks, and the groom told reporters he was delighted with how the day went.

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