Today in "Never Trust a Man with a Pig Farm" news....

Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs

Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs.

Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm near the Oregon coast, the Coos County district attorney said Monday.

A family member found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed, District Attorney Paul Frasier said. Several of the hogs weighed 700 pounds or more.

It's possible Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals, then killed and eaten, Frasier said, adding that at least one hog had previously bitten Garner.

The possibility of foul play is being investigated as well.

Previously, previously.

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7 Responses:

  1. Peter Hollo says:

    "Foul play? It didn't say anything about chickens!"
    Oink oink.

  2. Tom Lord says:

    Never trust a man with a pig farm? You ever been to the IBM Almaden "Research" center?

  3. gmontag says:

    It only seems appropriate to link to the article in the "Sowetan Live" as the BBC did:

    http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/world/article6752141.ece

  4. Steve says:

    As a pig farmer, I can say that this is entirely possible. As long as they're fed, pigs are fat and happy. Hungry, and they get...aggressive.