Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 20th, 2008
Jerry Hart gets ready to toss another dog treat to a wayward pig that showed up Thursday at the home of his mother, Pam Hart, on West River Road in Waterville. David Leaming/Blethen Maine News Service
First seen running free last month at Colby College, the swine shows up four miles away and gets some cat and dog treats. Wow, the authorities can’t even catch a pig? How are we to expect them to capture Bigfoot?
Amy Calder of the Blethen Maine News Service updates the search for the little pig that can’t be caught in the June 20, 2008, issue of the Portland Press Herald.
Basically, the little porker formerly seen on the Colby College campus last month turned up on June 19, 2008, four miles away on a West River Road lawn in Waterville, Maine.
Still unknown is who actually owns the pig. Animal control officers have been unable to capture it.
Calder’s article is here, but it doesn’t add too much in terms of new details.
I’m curious. Early reports said this was a pot-bellied pig. If so, this new photo certainly seems to show it is getting rather trimmed out and more feral-looking (note the razorback-like bristles on the back).
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.