My first exposure to an animal that allegedly had the ability to pick winners in sporting events was Maggie the monkey on TSN. Granted the monkey just spun a wheel that landed on a picture, so Maggie never directly chose a winner and had a very poor success rate, unlike the psychic octopus who accurately picks soccer winners. Paul, a British born octopus who currently resides in Germany actually selects a box with a country's flag on it and has been eerily accurate thus far in the World Cup Tournament. After predicting Spain would knock Germany out of the tournament, many angry Germans began demanding his execution for high treason. Angry Germans demanding an execution is not a happy place to be. Not to be outdone, PETA is demanding Paul's release.
The psychic octopus has selected Spain, but before you pick up that phone to call your bookie; be warned that Singapore's psychic parakeet Mani and Estonia's psychic ape both chose the Netherlands. Can any of these animals see into the future? I doubt it. Somebody call the mythbusters to bust the psychic animal myth; though if it is deemed plausible you may want to administer Extra Sensory Perception tests to your pets at home. If it turns out that your gold fish can see into the future, you could become very wealthy! If you suspect that your pet might be able to glance at the future, there is a book for you.