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Feb 5, 2011

'We love each other': Why a Mexican mayor married an alligator​

/and you thought your spouse was cold blooded

MEXICO (TND) — A mayor in Mexico has a new bride, but it's not what you think.

Victor Hugo Sosa, mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married a reptile named Alicia Adriana as part of an ancestral ritual meant to bring good fortune to his people, according to AFP. San Pedro Huamelula is a town of the Indigenous Chontal people.

Local lore refers to the female reptile as "the princess girl."

AFP says marriage between a man and a reptile has taken place for 230 years to commemorate the day two Indigenous groups of people reached peace through a marriage. Tradition says a Chontal king, represented in modern times by the mayor, married a princess girl from the Huave Indigenous group, represented by the caiman.