A girl in eastern India has been married to a dog in a bid to ward off tigers, a report says.
The tribal wedding took place to the beating of drums in a slum on the outskirts of Orissa state capital Bhubaneswar, the Press Trust of India news agency said quoting witnesses.
Local people said the girl had developed abnormalities in her teeth which made her prone to "being devoured by a tiger".
The tribal ritual is believed to rid her of the danger, they said.
Let's hope she likes quiet walks.