- Posted April 27, 2012 by
The hapless croc is then the unenthusiastic guest of honor at the town festival for the day. It is released the following day. Some stories relate that originally the guest was killed on Easter Sunday and its fat used for making medicinal curing potions. This minor witchcraft is no longer practiced, but the people of Ortega are fiercely proud of their tradition.
The photograph shows a weary lagartero and his prize on their way into town from the river.