Francis the Pig is moving.
The bronze swine will move from his home at Gaetz Avenue, south of 52nd Street in Red Deer, to an undisclosed location sometime this spring or summer because of the construction on Little Gaetz. Francis escaped from a local abattoir in July 1990.
He lived the life of a fugitive while roaming Red Deer’s parklands.
He was captured in early 1991, after nearly five months on the lam. Shortly after, Francis died because of injuries.
The bronze sculpture by Danek Mozdzenski was erected in 1998.
Francis The Pig is one of 10 bronze sculptures in Red Deer’s Ghost series that commemorate people and events of the past.