This little pig supports local commerce

This little pig supports local commerce

A little piggie goes to Lake Cowichan’s market

One little pink pig almost became a pork chop, last week, as it dodged in and out of traffic on South Shore Road, downtown Lake Cowichan, Sunday, May 8.

  • May. 16, 2011 2:00 p.m.

 

One little pink pig almost became a pork chop, last week, as it dodged in and out of traffic on South Shore Road, downtown Lake Cowichan, Sunday, May 8.

“Is that a pig?” local man Travis Stock remembers asking himself in disbelief, as he looked out the Bargain Shop’s front door. “It just came out of nowhere!”

After snapping a quick photo, Stock set out to chase down the pig, out of fear the scared, running farm animal would get hit by a car.

“Cars were stopped. It was good to see people were stopping for the pig,” Stock said.

“We didn’t know what it was at first,” onlooker Launa Foolkes said. “It was darting in and out of traffic.”

The dangerous side of things aside, Foolkes said, “It was hilarious… That’s not something you see every day in Lake Cowichan.”

Good samaritans managed to contain the pig by the time it made its way all the way down to near the Dermod & Dudley’s Irish Pub & Grill. It was returned to a nearby hobby farm.