Croc's snap poll picks Gillard as winner

6:44 pm on 19 August 2010

The crocodile has spoken, and its snap poll has chosen Julia Gillard as the winner of Australia's federal election this weekend.

Two chickens were held over the Darwin enclosure of the saltwater crocodile named Harry. One had a photo of Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the other a photo of Opposition leader Tony Abbott.

After deliberating for about five minutes, Harry decided to chomp on Ms Gillard's chicken.

In July, the five-metre-long crocodile correctly picked Spain to win soccer's World Cup.