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.
wild boar will do the same -
They are called hogs...
and people ask why I have pet rabbits - rabbits only eat your soul
Some days you eat the pig, and some days...
Hey, quit hogging all the farmer.
I’ve heard tell of farmers feeding parts of dead hogs to their other hogs. Apparently, they’ll eat anything...kinda like a typical Democrat voter -——as long as it’s free, or there is a government check involved....
My grandfather warned me about the hogs. They are quick and can be vicious, especially a sow with piglets. I just don't think he had any 700 pounders. Are they artificially growth hormoning and creating monsters?
I’m ashamed to say it, but I thought this article was going to be about Michael Moore and/or Rosie O’Donnell.
God Rest this poor man’s soul and God Bless his family.
Tonight on American Hoggers...
Don’t worry about it. They’re brothers anyway.
I wouldnt go near a 700 lb hog.
Nope, Hannibal had man-eating hogs, no need for King.
BOY! what a bunch of pigs!
There was a guy in Canada killing people and letting his hogs eat the victim....If you watch Criminal Minds, they also had a simular story line. A while back there was an article on FR about the murders in Canada, a canadian freeper gave some info. on it..
Knew a guy that threw a pig’s liver in a pen with a piglet. Next morning, piglet was feet to the sky.
All I can say is what I heered...can’t say it wuz right...
Cause of Death will read: “Went to sh-t and the hogs ate him.”
That poor old fellow likely had a very painful and horrifying death.
Well..it did eat it. Don’t know if pigs store fat soluble vitamins in their livers. Don’t think pork liver is widely marketed.
One of my favorite childhood memories is our whole family taking off for a week at the end of August every year to spend time at my Grandparent’s farm about 20 mi. from Des Moines, and about 350 miles from us, north of Chicago.
My grandfather would , for pennies, buy tinfoil trays of moldy sweet rolls, and he’d let me throw this crap into a 55 gallon drum hooked up to a tube feeding into a trough made I think out of an old corroded Yankee gutter, or something with that shape, which is where the hogs would collect and drink away. I used to like stirring the slop in this 55 gallon drum with a big stick, and the smell still lingers in my nostrils of just how malodorous this brew was.
BTW, horrible story!
I went duck hunting, back in the day, with the sons of the commanding officer of the army ammunition plant. It was a very special treat.
One morning we left our ducks at the boat ramp and continued to hunt. When we returned, the hogs that were lose in the leased cornfields ate all of our ducks. The Col’s youngest son was outraged. I was pissed. all that hard work that was just hog feed. Nothing left but some feathers and lots of feet
definitely not how he intended to feed them.
A new twist on biting the hand that feed you and proof that bacon doesn’t make everything better.
And you have to ask where is Jimmy Hoffa?
It would have been tempting to take home the bacon. ;>)
And you have to ask, “Where is Jimmy Hoffa?”?
I'm not a farmer, but it seems to me that if something weighs 700 pounds it doesn't need to be fed.
If he had a heart attack, which is a reasonable assumption..they should be able to determine it by analyzing the blood in the remains they found...however, he could have suffered a heart attack..not a fatal one..fallen, and then the pigs went hog wild..
Robert William “Willie” Pickton (born October 24, 1949) of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada is a former pig farmer and serial killer convicted of the second-degree murders of six women. He is also charged in the deaths of an additional twenty women, many of them prostitutes and drug users from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. In December 2007 he was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years the longest sentence available under Canadian law for murder.
During the trial’s first day of jury evidence, January 22, 2007, the Crown stated he confessed to forty-nine murders to an undercover police officer posing as a cellmate. The Crown reported that Pickton told the officer that he wanted to kill another woman to make it an even 50, and that he was caught because he was “sloppy”.
Hogzilla was a wild, swamp hog that supposedly tipped the scales over 800 bls...