In the Northern Territory, the Darwin daily newspaper often consults a crocodile to predict the outcome of elections and football matches . Two hunks of meat , representing the two contenders , are hung in front of the croc and the one it grabs is then a sure bet. In more sophisticated Queensland , Big Bird is consulted in a mystic grotto on Magnetic Island to obtain advance knowledge of outcomes in future major events .
In a reverential pose, Little Darwin approached Big Bird , who has a striking resemblance to a giant albino Curlew, and sought advice from the feathered , all - knowing , wise one on the outcome of the Queensland election. In a considered response , Big Bird , sounding like the Dali Lama , chanted that the LNP would be plucked and fried like KFC.
Asked how the ALP would fly in the election , especially in the Townsville region , Big Bird said the water in his bath would turn to champagne, cleary indicating that the three LNP seat holders , David Crisafulli (Mundingburra) , John Hathaway (Townsville ) and Sam Cox (Thuringowa) would go the way of the Dodo. In the case of Crisafulli, Big Bird warbled a truly cryptic comment that he is in for an ugly Mackay moment. Only Big Bird and Buddha probably know the meaning of this profound statement .
Suddenly , out of nowhere , there was loud singing of We are the Champions , followed by a blinding flash of light . Kaboom!...A corflute for Townsville ALP candidate Scott Stewart materialised next to Big Bird. Bookies have interpreted this as a sure sign that school principal Stewart is the red hot favourite to win the seat . NEXT : Another Oracle confirms LNP will croak.