A statue of the devil erected along the Grandview Highway at Clark Drive near the SkyTrain line early Tuesday was turning heads all day.

SkyTrain riders couldn't miss it.  After the sightings blew up on Twitter, dozens of people came by to have a look.

"As enjoyable as it is, it is going to offend a lot of people," said Nick Davis and Sarah Koverstein just before it came down.

The large red statue, with black horns, yellow eyes and a tail was anatomically correct in every respect right down to its long, red "extension."

Devil statue

Nick Davis and Sarah Koverstein share a chuckle over the outrageous statue erected in public by persons unknown. (CBC)

The City of Vancouver says it didn't put it up, but it was on its property so it had to go.

"I'm going to have nightmares tonight," said one city worker who removed it around 3:15 p.m. PT.

No one has taken responsibility for the statue, or come to claim it, so it's headed for its new permanent home—buried deep in the city dump.