Oregon farmer eaten by own hogs

By Robert Kirchgassner ,

Oregon farmer Terry V. Garner was reportedly eaten by his own hogs on Wednesday. He was 70.

According to NBC, Garner went to feed his animals that morning. A family member searched for him hours later when Garner did not return. His dentures were found on the ground of the hog enclosure.

An investigation is underway as to how Garner could have been in a position to be eaten by the hogs, each of which weighed 700 pounds.

“There are several scenarios being investigated, including that Mr. Garner had a health event, such as a heart attack, which then put him in a position where the hogs could consume him. Another scenario being investigated is that, given the age and health of Mr. Garner, one or more of the hogs knocked Mr. Garner to the ground, whereupon the hogs killed and consumed him,” read a statement from the Sheriff’s Department.

Reportedly, one of the hogs expressed aggressive behavior in the past.

However, USA Today stated that other possibilities have not been ruled out.



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