Weird news: Animal farm?

Oregon farmer eaten by his pigs

By Natasha Lennard

Published October 2, 2012 1:16PM (EDT)

 Flesh eating beasts (Wikimedia)
Flesh eating beasts (Wikimedia)

All that was found of Terry Vance Garner, 69, were his dentures and a few body parts scattered around his pig pen.

The Oregon farmer was consumed by the animals, although the cause of his death is unknown. The New York Daily News reports:

The Coos County Sheriff’s Office has a couple of theories on what occurred: Garner could have suffered a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, leaving him in “a position where the hogs could consume him,” according to a statement.

In another scenario, the swine — weighing about 700 pounds each — may have knocked Garner down, overwhelming him before killing him, authorities said.

Pigs are omnivorous creatures and have, on rare occasions, been known to eat people.

Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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