Sunday 24 September 2017

Croc tips Gillard to win election

A crocodile has predicted Julia Gillard will be re-elected as Australian Prime Minister
A crocodile has predicted Julia Gillard will be re-elected as Australian Prime Minister
A saltwater crocodile named Dirty Harry snaps up a piece of chicken attached to a caricature of Australian Prim Minister Julia Gillard, right (AP)
Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott laughs after he was given a jersey with his name on it at a local rugby league team in Sydney (AP)

A crocodile that picked the winner of the football World Cup has predicted Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be re-elected.

The saltwater croc named Dirty Harry made his choice on Thursday in his enclosure in the northern city of Darwin when he snatched a chicken carcass dangling beneath a caricature of Gillard. Opposition leader Tony Abbott's chicken was left hanging.

The crocodile used a similar technique to correctly predict that Spain would defeat the Netherlands in the World Cup last month.

Analysts say the elections could be the closest contest since 1961 when a single seat decided who governed.

He joined an octopus named Paul in Germany, who correctly picked the winner for the final plus seven other games.

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