Tulip the pig’s abilities are nothing to turn your nose up at.
The Riverina sow joins the prestigious ranks of Football Baby and Paul the Octopus for being able to back a winner.
Two-year-old Tulip’s 80 per cent success rate still stands as she successfully predicted Wagga Tigers to beat Leeton in the Riverina League grand final at the weekend.
Mangoplah farmer Steve Anderson has owned Tulip since she was born but it was only in the past few months they have discovered her talent.
She was at the Riverina Producer’s Markets yesterday giving her prediction for this weekend’s preliminary final match between Western Bulldogs and Greater Western Sydney.
“She’s picked the Bulldogs,” Mr Anderson said.
She has predicted three or four Australian Rules football games at the markets.
The team name or colours are placed at opposing ends of the trailer and her prediction is made by the direction which she faces the most over the entirety of the markets.
“She’s moved a little bit but not much,” he said.
“It’s a very convincing bet.”
Mr Anderson said Tulip gets a congratulatory pat on the belly and treat when she predicts correctly.