Paul, the Octopus in an Oberhausen aquarium who has 'predicted' eight results correctly at this summer's World Cup finals, is to end his career as a tipster.
The octopus has been making 'predictions' for the outcome of World Cup games by taking a mussel from one of the plastic boxes in his tank emblazoned with the competing team's flags.
But, like all great performers, Paul has now decided to end his career on a high and will be going back to the day job.
"The intuitive inverterbrate will go into retirement and do what he likes to do best,"a Sea Life Oberhausen Aquariuam spokeswoman confirmed.
"Play with his handlers and delight children who come to visit him."