A small town Mexican mayor has left the world in shock after tying knot with an alligator. The mayor said ‘yes I do’ in a colorful wedding that was planned by his grandmother.
While making the ‘kiss of life’ to the lucky nuptial, Victor Hugo Sosa, the mayor San Pedro Huamelula has expressed his joy. The alligator however had its mouth tied to probably avoid unnecessary bites during the lips-touch process.
The marriage ritual can be traced back in Pre-Hispanic times. It was common among the Oaxaca state’s Chontal and Huave indigenous communities, and was majorly a plea for nature’s bounty.
According to the Mexican mayor San Pedro, the ritual will help the nature to increase its supply.
“We ask nature for enough rain, for enough food, that we have fish in the river,” he said.
San Pedro’s grandmother has lauded her grandson’s move.
“It was indeed a very beautiful tradition,” she said.
She has further expressed her joy for being accorded the honor to plan for the beautiful wedding.
“It gives me so much happiness and makes me proud of my roots.”
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