Grunt the pig is back on Wangaratta streets.
The plight of the small town pig, which went viral after he was banned from walking on council land, has paid off with Wangaratta Council admitting it all could have been solved "with a simple face-to-face conversation".
Mayor Dean Rees said the pig is now able to walk along council roads near his home but not in the CBD.
"It has come to a happy resolution for both council officers and the owners of Grunt," he told The Border Mail.
"All parties are now on the same page and he has been allowed to go for his daily walks around the Mitchell Avenue and Cribbes Road area, near where he lives.
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"There are bike tracks and hard surfaces there which Grunt can walk on which aren't very populated but still gets him out for his walk while still on a lead which I think is about five kilometres a day."
Cr Rees said as mayor he needs to "take responsibility" for council decisions.
"We admit the way it was dealt with was poor and it could have been resolved with a simple chat with the owners," he said.
"We learn from these mistakes and I will make sure decisions like this don't happen again."
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