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Crocodile Predicts Seahawks Super Bowl Victory

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    The Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl Sunday, according to Salty, the 1,500 pound saltwater crocodile at the Fort Worth Zoo. (Published Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015)

    The Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl this Sunday. At least, that's the prediction made by Salty, the 1,500-pound saltwater crocodile at the Fort Worth Zoo.

    Zoo officials decorated two raw chickens with the colors and logo of the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots and let Salty decide her favorite on Thursday.

    Salty leapt a few feet out of the water and grabbed the green-colored Seahawks chicken.

    The folks at the zoo say allowing Salty to participate in some Super Bowl fun was business as usual.

    "That is part of his regular diet,” Fort Worth Zoo director of animal collections Ron Surratt said. “We feed him all the time in this manor, where he actually reaches out of the water and will grab the chicken."

    This was Salty's first time making a Super Bowl prediction, but the Fort Worth Zoo has let animals pick the winner since 1998. Last year, Pancakes the potbellied pig, correctly predicted the Seahawks' victory over the Denver Broncos.

    NBC 5's Todd L. Davis contributed to this report.

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