Following the October 2010 death of Paul the Octupus, the renowned cephalopod psychic which predicted international football game results, more animals are being presented for possessing the same skill. The new breed of psychics, all being put forward to the lime light by their owners, include a pig in Kiev, an elephant in Krakow, and a ferret in Kharkiv.
Joe Crilly, spokesman for bookmaker William Hill, said that none of these animals have Paul’s form, and that is why it is understandable if many of them get their predictions wrong. With Paul correctly predicting 8 match results during the 2010 World Cup, it is plainly difficult to surpass the said feat.
The first of these animals is Citta, an elephant living at a zoo in India, who was able to correctly predict Chelsea’s win in the Champions League. The pachyderm chose a melon marked Poland over one marked for Greece and another for a tie.
The second is Khryak, a beer-indulging pig in Kiev, who made his debut prediction in Warsaw tournament at the National Stadium.
Then, the last one is Fred the Ferret, who is also under observation and testing as the others.
“We will be keeping our eyes and ears open for any hint of a clairvoyant cat or telepathic trout,”
Though the correct predictions of these animals may seem coincidental to many people, we may infer that the gift of being a psychic is not exclusive for humans. Animal psychics exist, and though their choices are incomprehensible to us, the feat started by Paul is something that cannot be disregarded.
Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/pig-ferret-elephant-predict-euro-2012-winners_n_1578114.html