The Patriots may be a slight favorite in Sunday's Super Bowl, but that's not stopping one prominent Dallas fan from defiantly picking his Cowboys' archrival Giants.

"Teddy Bear" is an 8-year-old porcupine at Zooniversity in Dallas, where he spends his time eating corn and watching enough football to recognize a good pass rush. And since it's early February, when Groundhog Day briefly popularizes rodent predictions, Teddy shrewdly combined those skills to get some publicity. Here's his pick:

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Russell McLendon ( @russmclendon ) writes about humans and other wildlife.

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