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Croc Harry predicts Oz PM's win in polls

world Updated: Aug 20, 2010 12:08 IST
Crocodile Harry

A saltwater crocodile has picked Australian prime minister as winner of federal election in a snap poll in Darwin on Thursday, a media report said.

The 4.9 metre crocodile named Harry was given the choice of munching on one of two chicken carcasses - one tied to an image of Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the other attached to a picture of opposition leader Tony Abbott.

In front of a large crowd, the 720 kg crocodile, which last month correctly tipped Spain as the winner of the soccer World Cup, seemed at first disinterested in both options, ABC News reported.

But after about five minutes, the croc opened its jaws and crunched down on the meat attached to Gillard.

“He saw the future and I think he might have something going with Paul the octopus," the reptile's handler, Nigel Palmer, said, referring to the octopus that had eight correct tips during the World Cup.