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Man Eaten by Hogs on Oregon Farm

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.


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I live by a farm,

and they used to raise hogs for show and then pork chops. As a kid I would help clean up their sty and feed them . They are very smart. What I learned is when they are in the wild for 3 weeks, they actually turn wild aka boars. The only way I could see this happening is if they were not feed for quite some time. Perhaps the farmer could not afford the feed for a few days and the hogs were ready to eat the first thing that moved? Other than that, I did not see the poor man's age, but he could have become incapacitated (perhaps a heart attack,) and the pigs ate him that way?

My heart goes out to his family.

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And I always thought hogs were kind of passive. I guess the females in heat are very aggressive. Sad story.

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