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A mayor of a town in Mexico married a crocodile as part of a harvest ritual


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but what about a reptile? A mayor of a town in Mexico married a crocodile. It's part of a centuries-old harvest ritual. The animal represents a deity linked to Mother Earth. The mayor called it the union of two cultures. His bride was, of course, dressed in white, complete with a veil - the very best croco-style (ph). But who was brave enough to help her put it on?

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