Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.....

COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon authorities are investigating how a farmer was eaten by his hogs.
Terry Vance Garner, 69, never returned after he set out to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm near the Oregon coast, the Coos County district attorney said Monday.
A family member found Garner's dentures and pieces of his body in the hog enclosure several hours later, but most of his remains had been consumed, District Attorney Paul Frasier said. Several of the hogs weighed 700 pounds or more.
It's possible Garner had a medical emergency, such as a heart attack, or was knocked over by the animals, then killed and eaten, Frasier said, adding that at least one hog had previously bitten Garner.
The possibility of foul play is being investigated as well.
"For all we know, it was a horrific accident, but it's so doggone weird that we have to look at all possibilities," Frasier told The Register-Guard.
A pathologist was unable to identify a cause or manner of death, the newspaper reported. The remains will be examined by a forensic anthropologist at the University of Oregon.
Terry Garner was "a good-hearted guy" who cared for several huge adult sows and a boar named Teddy, said his brother, Michael Garner, 75, of Myrtle Point.
Piglets were typically sold to local 4-H kids.
"Those animals were his life," Michael Garner said. "He had all kinds of birds, and turkeys that ran all over the place. Everybody knew him."
Michael Garner said one of the large sows bit his brother last year when he accidentally stepped on a piglet.
"He said he was going to kill it, but when I asked him about it later, he said he had changed his mind," the brother said.
Domestic hogs are not typically known to be as aggressive as their feral cousins, but "there is some degree of danger associated with any animal," John Killefer, who heads the Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department at Oregon State University in Corvallis, told the newspaper.
While pigs "are more omnivorous than other farm animals, (such as) cows," Killefer called the case highly unusual.
Most hogs are raised until they reach a market weight of between 250 and 300 pounds, while breeding female pigs rarely weigh more than 400 pounds, Killefer said.
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14 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

It's a sign of the Bacopolypse!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of them eating body's on battlefield's before , but never this. There was an interesting article in Shotgun New's a couple month's ago about a place in Texas. These people will run you thru a short training session , then take you out hunting feral hog's from a light helicopter. Sounded like a real fuckin blast.

MissK said...

What the fuck!?! This is disturbing.... and you would eat this pig too, I know you would.... you warped Motherfucker!!

Timbo1 said...

Payback, I suppose.

One time my aunt caught a 2 yr old member of her brood climbing into the pig pen and the sow waiting under him slobbering...

Anonymous said...

"Michael Garner said one of the large sows bit his brother last year when he accidentally stepped on a piglet." And the piglet never forgot, planning his revenge from that day forward.....


Old Bull 55

kerrcarto said...

HE should have taken Bricktops advice.

rpm said...

He was a man of good taste.

Cheesy said...

The main reason Roloff Farms doesn't raise swine...

Thunderstick said...

Pigs/hogs can be mighty handy, just google Willy Picton.

Firehand said...

I've heard of it happening before. Back in Jr. High, had a vo-ag teacher who knew of a farmer who'd had a heart attack and died half-in/half out of the door from barn to pig pen; they'd eaten everything on their side of the door, and if it hadn't closed they'd have cleaned up all of him.

Son_of_Liberty said...

Close GITMO. Feed the Jihadists to the pigs!

Anonymous said...

Oregon - Where the bacon eats YOU!

michigan doug said...

this bacon tastes funny but im still gonna eat it

markshere2 said...

Hogs is option 1 to the S.S.S. method of trouble maker disposal.