Mayor marries crocodile for good luck

Photo: AP

The mayor of a Mexican town has married a crocodile as part of a two-hundred year old ritual to bring good luck to the local fishermen.

The reptile, known as The Princess, was reportedly baptised before the ceremony and she was wearing a wedding dress with her jaws clamped shut, the Mirror Online reports.

After being paraded around the Mexican town, she was married to the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula.

The marriage has been a ritual in the town in south-western Mexico since 1789, as the residents believe it will bring good fortune to those working along the Pacific coast.