Prognosticating camel snubs Eagles over Vick


There will be no more Eagles predictions from Princess, the camel - at least not for a while.

The popular prognosticator of the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River, New Jersey has put her hoof down about Michael Vick.

The Associated Press reports Princess will not be picking Eagles games this year to protest the team's decision to sign the convicted dog fighter.

The 2,600-pound camel went 17-4 last year and correctly picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl.

Here's how the complex prediction process works: The zoo’s manager places a graham cracker in each hand, and writes the name of a competing team on each hand. Whichever hand Princess eats from is her “pick.”

Vick's crimes are of particular offense to the residents of the zoo and the animal shelters run by the Associated Humane Societies, which operates the zoo.

Since 1977, Popcorn Park Zoo has provided sanctuary for abandoned, injured, ill, exploited, abused or elderly wildlife, exotic and farm animals, and birds. Two other shelters in Tinton Falls and Newark take in unwanted and abused pets.

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