- 4 Jun 2021
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He's terribly friendly, you know.
After numerous complaints of mischief in the city of Aurora, a 400lb (181kg) culprit has finally been caught loitering outside a shopping centre.
Officials say Fred, who dodged them for several days, is "always hungry" and "loves his belly scratches".
Aurora Animal Services knew they were looking for a pig, they were surprised at just how big he was.
It took about eight people and five hours to capture him. They now hope to find his forever home.
"He's almost like a dog in behaviour, so we want to maintain his life of being a happy, social pig," said Augusta Allen, a field officer with Aurora Animal Services.
"He's social, he's always hungry," Ms Allen said.
"And he's quite content back there, he's just been napping and kind of lazing around," she said. "He's just a nice boy."