Dirty Harry, a saltwater crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, was shown my recent caricatures of Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott.

It’s hard to read a crocodile’s mind so I don’t know if snapping at Julia was a tick of approval for my digital painting technique – or a scathing critique.

Perhaps he found the complementary juxtaposition of the flaming red hair and neutralised green background just a little too contrived.

Okay, so it wasn’t really an art competition. The real story is that Harry was asked to predict the outcome of this weekend’s federal election, using two of my caricatures and some chicken carcasses.

It seems he took a liking to Julia’s carcass.

The ABC has video here.