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Don’t let me down, Bruce

Saturday, 28th March, 2015

At one stage Bruce seemed undecided between the Nationals and Christian Democrats candidates. At one stage Bruce seemed undecided between the Nationals and Christian Democrats candidates.

For years punters have turned to the animal kingdom to predict the outcome of key events, so the BDT decided to put the process to the test for today’s election.

Ordinary animals have previously attained international fame by correctly predicting numerous outcomes, with Eli the ape selecting the winning superbowl team five years in a row, Paul the psychic octopus predicting 11 out of 13 results in the World Cup, and Gnocchi the precognitive squirrel correctly selecting Barack Obama to win the US presidency in 2008.

The BDT sadly doesn’t have access to such high profile prognosticators, and was instead forced to rely on the tipping prowess of Bruce the turtle from Zinc Lakes.

Bruce rose from the murky underwaters of the lakes yesterday to take part in a highly scientific and controlled exercise.

He wiped the algae from his mysterious eyes, ready to impart his wisdom on the electorate.

Bruce was carefully placed in the middle of five caricatures of the candidates for Barwon, each with a food cube in front of them.

Bruce got off to a predictably slow start, and for a time seemed torn between the incumbent Kevin Humphries and Christian Democrat Ian Hutchinson.

After what appeared to be a brief moment of contemplation, Bruce finally settled on Mr Hutchinson as the winner of today’s election.

According to Sportsbet, Hutchinson, Craig Ashby (ALP) and Cam Jones (Greens) remain rank outsiders at $26, while Rohan Boehm has attracted late interest with his odds fallings to $5 from $11 on Wednesday.

Kevin Humphries drifted slightly in the betting, but still remains the clear favourite at $1.15.

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