In age-old ritual, Mexican mayor weds alligator to secure abundance

STORY: Location: San Pedro Huamelula, Mexico

A Mexican mayor has married his alligator bride

Victor Hugo Sosa sealed the nuptials by kissing the alligator's snout

which had been tied shut

The age-old ritual involves dressing the alligator in a white wedding dress

and likely dates back centuries to pre-Hispanic times

among Oaxaca state's Chontal and Huave indigenous communities