Skip to comments.Man eaten by hogs at Oregon farm
Posted on 10/02/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT by Red Badger
COOS BAY, OR (KPTV) -
An Oregon man trying to feed his 700-pound hogs was eaten by the animals Thursday, and sheriff's deputies are trying to determine what led up to his death.
Terry Garner, who lived near the rural town of Riverton in southern Oregon, went to feed the animals on his farm at 7:30 a.m.
When he wasn't seen for several hours, a family member went to look for him, and found Garner's dentures on the ground in front of the hog enclosure, which housed several of the animals.
While searching the hog enclosure, the family member found Garner's body in several pieces, with a majority of it consumed by the hogs, the district attorney said.
Now deputies are investigating how Garner ended up in a position where the hogs were able to eat him.
District Attorney Paul Frasier said there are a number of possible scenarios, including one in which Garner suffered a heart attack. Another possible scenario is that given Garner's age and health, the hogs were able to knock him down and kill him. Frasier said there have been reports that at least one of the hogs had been aggressive toward Garner in the past.
Because of the unusual circumstances surrounding Garner's death, detectives haven't ruled out foul play.
A forensic pathologist examined what little was left of Garner's body over the weekend, but was not able to identify the cause or manner of death.
For now, Garner's cause of death is listed as undetermined, and his remains will be further examined by a forensic anthropologist at the University of Oregon.
How horrible. Can you imagine how the family member who discovered him felt?
Darks, have you no shame!
Yikes - this is awful.
So there’ so little left of his body that they can’t determine cause of death? I dare say that’s the cause!
Doing his bit to prevent a bacon shortage....
We're not only becoming a third world nation under this pResident but another south pacific island of cannibals.
Welcome to Obama's America!
Sad, but it’s common sense that an ederly man should not go out and feed 700lb hogs. They will knock you down, and once they draw blood they go into a bit of a frenzy. Hopefully he just had a heart attack and dropped dead before he hit the ground.
Well, I admit that I once had a plan to give my coffee to wild boars during PETA’s protest against a boar hunt.
There’s a Steven King movie plot in here somewhere.
In Oregon, bacon eats you!
I guess the animals “Pigged Out!”
Paging Dr. Brennan...
Make that Stephen King...
They have strong jaws and a sow is very protective of here brood.Maybe they were hungry.
I remember when I was a kid and someone would yell out “where is Mom” in our house. My mom would often repeat a phrase her dad (my grandfather) would say “I went to sh!t and the hogs ate me”.
It is well known that hogs will kill and eat you if given a chance. You learn that pretty early in life living in farm country.
No one believes you can do this in Oregon and somehow be blameless in Michigan.....
Yikes, that is what I really call a bad day!
Of course foul play wasn’t involved, swine play.
And yet another allegory for the welfare state.
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