‘Big Head turtle’ predicts FIFA World Cup winner (Video)

‘Big Head turtle’ predicts FIFA World Cup winner (Video)

Written by News 1st

12 Jun, 2014 | 10:24 am

The animal oracle predictions for the World Cup have begun, with host nation Brazil getting a vote of confidence from its chosen turtle tipster.

By making a patriotic choice of food, loggerhead turtle Big Head predicted Tuesday that the host nation will beat Croatia in the opening game of the World Cup on Thursday.

Big Head is Brazil’s answer to Germany’s Paul the Octopus, who started the psychic animal craze during the 2010 World Cup and spawned a slew of imitations around the world.

At the Praia do Forte turtle sanctuary north of Salvador, the 25-year-old male sea turtle was given the choice between eating a fish hung from a Brazilian flag or a Croatian flag.

After attempting to eat the fish hung from a football indicating a draw, Big Head chose the one representing Brazil.

The small crowd of onlookers cheered in appreciation of Big Head’s choice.

Caught out: Paul the octopus eventually came unstuck when Germany lost to Spain in the World Cup semi-finals

Caught out: Paul the octopus eventually came unstuck when Germany lost to Spain in the World Cup semi-finals

Pretenders: China will use a squad of Panda cubs to conduct their predictions this time round

Pretenders: China will use a squad of Panda cubs to conduct their predictions this time round

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