US farmer eaten by 50-stone pigs

Tue, Oct 2, 2012, 01:00

A farmer in the US has apparently been eaten by his own pigs.

Terry Garner (70) never returned after he set out to feed his animals on his farm near the Oregon coast.

A family member later found his dentures and pieces of his body in the pig enclosure, but most of his remains had been consumed.

The district attorney’s office said it was possible Mr Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals before he was killed. But criminal activity has not been ruled out.

Authorities estimate the pigs weigh around 50 stones (317.5 kilograms) each. One had either bitten or been aggressive with Mr Garner previously.

AP