Croc tips Gillard to win election
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.