Who does Ollie, Sidmouth’s mind-reading llama, think will win World Cup 2018?

Ollie the Llama that predicted England to win the world cup. Ref shs 24 18TI 5567. Picture: Terry If

Ollie the Llama that predicted England to win the world cup. Ref shs 24 18TI 5567. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

There is one question on football fans lips this summer but could one Sidmouth llama have the answer and predict the winner of this year’s World Cup competition? Watch our video and see who Ollie thinks will triumph in this year’s competition.

It’s coming home! England are set to win the World Cup this summer if a ‘mind-reading’ llama from Sidmouth is right in his predictions.

Ollie – full name Ollantay – has shown an uncanny knack of mind reading, so to mark the start of the football competition, the Herald called owner Maggie Jee, of Peak Hill Llamas, to see if the 14-year-old would be willing to put his abilities to the test.

Members of the Herald team conducted a very nonscientific experiment asking Ollie to pick between flags until choosing his ultimate winner.

Maggie held the flags up two by two for Ollie to choose from and each winning flag was put back in the pile until it was whittled down to the final two - Ollie’s prediction for final’s day on July 15? England vs Portugal.

Ollie the Llama that predicted England to win the world cup. Ref shs 24 18TI 5567. Picture: Terry If

Ollie the Llama that predicted England to win the world cup. Ref shs 24 18TI 5567. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant


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Maggie said: “Ollie is obviously an England supporter and has every confidence in them, despite everything that has been said about them.”

The Herald first reported Ollie’s abilities back in 2016 when he began displaying signs of knowing what was on his owner’s mind.

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Maggie then began training her woolly pal to recognise colours and pick the right stick when she called one out.

She used clicker training, a form of positive reinforcement, to teach Ollie to recognise colours.

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