A marriage according to local tradition was orchestrated between a mayor of the city of San Pedro Huamelula and an alligator.
Videos taken of the event show the animal dressed in a wedding dress, and carried by her husband. The lucky winner, aged 7, still had a rope around her mouth to prevent her from accidentally biting a guest, reports the DailyMail.
It is a tradition that lives on and that would bring abundance to this village in southeastern Mexico.
The reptile, called Little Princess, represents the time of the Mother Earth ceremony, and her marriage to the local chief symbolizes the union of humans with the divine.