City of Red Deer, Alberta

Pig (Francis)

Pig - ?Pig - © July 2004 Samson Yee
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The stone next to the monument says it all and reads in part:
Ghosts
Francis the Pig
by Danek Mozdzenski
The legend of Francis began in July 1990 when this pig escaped from a local abattoir. For nearly five months the fugitive roamed throughout Red Deer's parklands, eluding predators and several attempts of recapture. This freedom loving pig was finally captured and spent his remaining life on a local farm. Francis reminds us of the importance of hog production and processing to the economy of Red Deer.

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Information Source: Inscription at the monument

Picture Source: Don Johnson and Samson Yee

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Created By DMY on October 28, 2002
Last Updated: July 21, 2004