Victor Hugo Sosa says during the wedding ceremony: “I accept responsibility because we love each other. That is what is important. You can’t have a marriage without love… I yield to marriage with the princess girl.”
A mayor in Mexico has married a female alligator-like animal in a traditional ceremony which is believed to bring good fortune to his people.
Victor Hugo Sosa wed the caiman reptile called Alicia Adriana as he re-enacted an ancestral ritual.
Local lore, or tradition, calls the creature the “princess girl” and the mayor said the pair “loved each other”.
Onlookers clapped and danced in San Pedro Huamelula, a town of indigenous Chontal people in Oaxaca state, southern Mexico, as they entered into holy matrimony.
Mr Sosa said during the ritual: “I accept responsibility because we love each other. That is what is important.
He was pictured kissing the animal on the head.
Marriage between a man and a female caiman has taken place there for 230 years to commemorate the peace between the Chontal and Huave indigenous groups.
The mayor, representing the Chontal king, marries the reptile, symbolising a Huave princess girl, in a union of the two communities.