Authorities are investigating how a farmer in the state of Oregon was devoured by his pigs.

Terry Vance Garner, 69, went to feed his animals last Wednesday on his farm by the coast, but never returned.

His dentures and pieces of his body were found by a family member in the pig enclosure, but the rest of his remains had been consumed.

The Coos County district attorney’s office said that one of the animals had previously bitten Garner.

The animals are estimated by the authorities to each weigh about 700lb.

Investigators say it is possible that the hogs knocked Garner over before killing and eating him.

But they have not ruled out the possibility that the farmer could have collapsed from a medical emergency, such as a heart attack.

A pathologist was unable to determine the cause of Garner’s death and his remains have been sent to the University of Oregon to be analysed by a forensic anthropologist…

Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier told the local newspaper: “For all we know, it was a horrific accident, but it’s so doggone weird that we have to look at all possibilities.”

Mr Frasier added that he had not intended to release details about the case, but changed his mind after word spread about the incident.

There may be mobs with torches and pitchforks hunting were-pigs?



  1. NewformatSux says:

    So is this story in violation of Islamic protocol which hates pigs, or is it acceptable because it shows how bad pigs are?

  2. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Pigs=progressives, eating the hand that fed them metaphor for devouring capitalism….wasn’t Orwell’s 1984 similarly structured?

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      Sure glad I don’t eat pork…now.

      • Egon Ruuda says:

        Pigs do not eat living flesh.. There is no record EVER of that happening. That pigs eat anything dead is true. If he died in the enclosure of the pigs he would be devoured, and i think it is a worthy death for the captor of the pigs to be devoured so his subjugated could live of his lifeless corpse. I mean if i had to choose between eating a dead person to survive or die i sure would gulp it up no matter how bad i felt.

        • DaveX says:

          I knew a woman who grew up outside of Riverside California back in the ’40’s, and her father raised hogs. He bought a broke down horse cheap and took it out to the hogs and shot it and they ate it. He did this a few more times and then the hogs were ready for it and they took down the horse before he killed it. At least that’s the story she told me years ago.

        • So what says:

          Egon, you didn’t grow up on a farm with hogs did you.

    • NewformatSux says:

      That’s Animal Farm, where those who took over in the name of socialism ended up at the big table with the humans and you couldn’t tell them apart.

  3. The0ne says:

    700lb pigs. You can’t win against them, trust me. Most of you here probably haven’t even seen a 700lb pig I bet.

    What is the pathologist going to find with little to nothing left? That he actually had a heart attack as mentioned? >.> Maybe because he was obese.

  4. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    Farmer, the other white meat.

  5. Conflicted says:

    Did somebody just get done watching the movie “Snatch”?

    DUH! Pigs are pigs!

    Pigs are dirty disgusting animals which have nearly the same internal organ structure as humans. And just like humans, pigs are also only concerned about themselves and what they can consume. Maybe that might shed a little light on why is (or was) an insult to be called a “pig”.

    So to be eaten by a pig should be no surprise. After all, humans eat pigs and occasionally even other humans. Humans certainly will kill anything with a pulse. So you might say for a human to be referred to as being “inhuman” could be considered a compliment. But that’s probably a compliment only reserved by pigs!

  6. Jason says:

    Didn’t Hannibal Lecter feed one of his former patients to pigs?

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      I do remember a story from WWII era where a farmer in France or Italy killed some Germans, fed the bodies to his pigs, and later slaughtered and ate the pork.

      • Egon Ruuda says:

        It is a good myth i give you that. No proof has been given not even the names of missing germans, which by the way was rather strict in occupied france.

    • mainecat says:

      No. The plot was that one of Hannibal’s former patients would feed him to the pigs.

  7. noneofyourbusiness says:

    He must be in……. “hog heaven”

    boooooooooooooooooooo

  8. Albert Camus sort of says:

    Wonder if losers who compulsively turn everything they read into all the things they fear – ever consider professional counseling? Or at least symptomatic medication?

    From reading the article, Mr. Garner sounds like some commenters. Do they fear the same fate?

    Better look under the bed, twice, tonight.

  9. msbpodcast says:

    A pig farm has always been great disposal facilities for old, useless or they just too big for their britches mafiosi.

    The only mystery here is who, uh, what, did they feed the pigs before they ended up at “Tony’s Route 9 Salumeria.

    Trust me, you do not want to get in an argument with a half a ton pound of angry trotter. Your bones are way too brittle not to end up as pig slurry.

  10. McCullough says:

    That pig is eye-ballin’ me!

  11. NewformatSux says:

    Send the pigs to the prison that Obama is illegally buying to bail out the big spenders in Illinois that built it. Then his plans to send Guantanamo prisoners there would be messed up.

    • Gwad, his own self says:

      You either need more drugs, or less drugs.

      Either way something has to give before you end up on the 6 o’clock news.

      You’re a loonie. Really.

  12. rob says:

    I can only hope the comments here are in humor and not showing the common sense meter of the readership of this site.
    Growing up in a farming community while hog prices were high (meaning lots of farmers had pigs); this happened twice in just the immediate area over a 12 year period that I know of (I left the farm at age 18).
    Farmer average ages have been steadily rising over the past 30 years. Farmers die all the time during work (natural and accidental) and if a heard of pigs is around they will eat the body. So will dogs, chickens, cats and the wild animals in the area.
    For those who find this hard to believe please pull your head from our arse and realize that your food doesn’t grow in a wrapper from your grocery store.

    • The Monster's Lawyer says:

      calm down Robby, everyone knows that food comes in boxes that grow in the aisle at grocery stores.

    • NewformatSux says:

      I just wish they would eliminate the estate tax so farmers wouldn’t have to sell their farms to corporations just to pay the tax in a hurry.

      I wonder how this farm is going to handle the estate tax.

      • Gwad is a pig, and Gwad is not a pig says:

        You are such a humanitarian.

      • GregAllen says:

        Unless his pig farm is worth more than $3,500,000, his family has nothing to worry about.

        If the farm is worth more than that, his family still has noting to worry about.

  13. deowll says:

    Hogs eating people isn’t uncommon. After the battle of Shiloh the locals wouldn’t eat the hogs that had been running free in the woods for a couple of years. I’d assume the same issue existed at other large battlefields.

    Working with livestock is not as safe as some urban animal lovers would have you think. Many a farmer has met this fate.

    • Egon Ruuda says:

      Yes they ate the DEAD, as all pigs are omnivores, and not picky due to their superhuman intestinal bacterium. They can literally eat plague infected flesh and not die from the black death. Flu is transferable to pigs and so is HIV appearantly. We are only 78% related to the pigs after all.

      • Gwad loves you, everybody else thinks you're an asshole says:

        If you’re ever in the woods and you run across a wild pig, you may have to remind the pig that he doesn’t eat living humans.

        Sometimes they forget. I bet that hurts. A lot.

  14. observer says:

    I wonder how many pounds of bacon, pork chops and ham the farmer consumed in his lifetime.

  15. Admfubar says:

    well let’s pig out!!! ribs anybody??

  16. sargasso_c says:

    Somewhere a CSI lab tech has the world’s worst assignment.

  17. tomjode says:

    In the novel “The Grapes of Wrath” isn’t there a quote where they never let the gate open after a pig ate a baby. Remember it cause
    it was so gross.

  18. bobbo, one true Liberal recognizing Obama is just too far Right says:

    Being totally pig ignorant on this subject, seems to me that pigs will attack people who are hunting them or trying to tie them down? And some of those people could bleed to death. And there is general agreement that pigs/hogs/boars/of great size will eat anything dead including humans. Seems to me, all you have to do is connect the dots?

    The fact that pigs don’t jump out of trees and clamp onto your jugular doesn’t mean on rare occasion they might not smell diseased tissue and take someone down as close enough?

    It may not be kosher, but its still organic.

    Ha, ha. Snatch==one of my top 10 movies. Made me respect its writer Guy Ritchie and made it all the way up for Madonna.

    • GregAllen says:

      I’m with you.

      My knowledge about the dangers of pigs soley comes from that scene where Dorothy falls in the pig pen and is rescued by her uncles.

      They seems very, very alarmed for her. So, even as a kid, I never fully bought that Charlette’s Web propoanda.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        Thanks Greg. Obviously, there is some country wisdom in the dangers of pigs. Contra: the very
        farmer in question here was not afraid to to into the pen with these big animals.

        I bet he knew his pigs. I’ll bet he died of natural causes and naturally got eaten. Pigs make more sense than we do.

  19. AlanB says:

    It’s my understanding hunters pay good money to hunt Razorbacks on those enclosed hunting farms. The thrill being they are one of the few game animals (unlike deer) that will charge and gore you if you don’t shoot them first.

    I don’t know how related a domesticated pig is to a Razorback but there just may be a little mean streak left in them.

    • msbpodcast says:

      I would not want to get between a half a ton of angry bacon and her li’l baby pork chops.

      There’s really not a lot of difference between a wild boar and an angry pig. Specially when its crushing you into pink slime under its trotters.

  20. Glenn E. says:

    Didn’t anyone see the movie “Snatched”? A lot of talk in that one about Pigs eatin bodies. So maybe it wasn’t all fiction.

  21. Dallas says:

    What does Chris Christie have to do with this topic?