Oregon pig farmer eaten by his beloved hogs in gruesome death

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    Oregon pig farmer eaten by his beloved hogs in gruesome death
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    Oregon pig farmer eaten by his beloved hogs in gruesome death
    Pig farmer, 69 year-old Terry Vance Garner, of Coquille, Oregon set out to feed his hogs last Wednesday and wasn’t seen again. New reports today say a family member set out to the farm a few hours later finding only Garner’s dentures and parts of his body in the hog pen. His 75 year-old brother Michael, said “Those animals were his life.”

    The Huffington Post reported, District Attorney Paul Frasier said “most of his remains had been consumed.” Frasier went on to say, “It’s possible Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals.”

    Some of Garner’s beloved hogs weighed over 700 pounds in contrast to hogs raised for market who usually weigh between 250-300 pounds. Mr. Garner was bitten by a large sow last year when “he accidentally stepped on a piglet,” said his brother, 75 year-old Michael Garner. “He said he was going to kill it, but when I asked him about it later, he said he had changed his mind.”
    This gruesome incident is being investigated as possible foul play as well. A pathologist was not able to determine the exact cause of death at this time. "For all we know, it was a horrific accident, but it's so doggone weird that we have to look at all possibilities," said District Attorney Paul Frasier.

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    I've heard about this happening with pigs. I've been to the farm of a family friend that raises pigs on a small scale (200 or so hogs) during feeding time. Those hogs can get pretty aggressive when there is chow to be had. To the point that he needed to kick a few in the snout when they try to feed on his legs!

    Remember, these are not domesticated animals.
     

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