A ‘psychic’ ferret has predicted bad news ahead of England’s opening match at the 2022 World Cup.
The tournament is kicking off in
this weekend, before the Three Lions face Iran in their group-stage match on Monday, November 21.
But ‘Kenny’ who resides at Tweddle Children’s Animal Farm in Hartlepool, County Durham, has predicted disappointment.
Farmyard residents have a history of making truthful predictions in years gone by.
For example, last year, a lamb called Oatesy correctly predicted a win for Hartlepool United in their play-off final.
Ahead of Monday’s game, Kenny was presented with three food bowls with labels of win, lose and draw on the side of them.
In a shock twist, the hungry boy headed to the ‘lose’ bowl after briefly contemplating eating from the one marked ‘win.’
Farm hand Maddie Cooper said: “He’s definitely going to be right. He knows what he’s doing.
“He’s just a really friendly ferret. He’ll give everyone he finds kisses.
“He loves to lick them and give them lots of kisses. He’s very bouncy and he loves to run around.”
Despite Kenny’s prediction, Maddie is hoping the Three Lions will emerge victorious and bring the trophy home for the first time since 1966.
She added: “Hopefully they win. I am not too sure, but I think they’re probably going to win.”
England’s first match kicks off at 1pm on Monday, before returning to action against the USA next Friday, November 25.
Meanwhile, earlier this year, a young ferret, who was given a one percent chance at survival, recovered after going through a full washing machine cycle.
Bandit the ferret suffered a collapsed lung and severe bruising, when his owners Jackie Redfern and Josh Crosse, both 33 found him.
They had accidentally washed their pet after he snuggled up in a pile of clothes.
He spent 100 minutes being tossed around the machine.
The two-year-old ferret was rushed to Vets4Pets in Leeds, where he was placed on intravenous therapy to save his life.
Vets told the worried couple that the “limp and lifeless” Bandit was clinging onto life, with just a one percent chance of survival.
The Vets team drained his collapsed lung and gave him the medication and oxygen treatment to bring him back to health.