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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:42 PM

Missing Texas man was eaten by his own dogs, police say

A Texas man who had been missing for months was eaten, bones and all, by his pack of dogs, sheriff’s deputies said.

Medical examiners said Tuesday that DNA testing determined that pieces of bone recovered from the dogs’ feces were those of 57-year-old Freddie Mack, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Aaron Pitts said the 18 mixed-breed dogs apparently devoured all of Mack’s body, his clothing and his hair, leaving nothing larger than 2- to 5-inch bone fragments.

“Never have we ever, or anyone we’ve spoken to, heard of an entire human being consumed,” Pitts told The Associated Press. “The bones were completely broken up and eaten.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/10/missing-johnson-county-texas-man-freddie-mack-eaten-own-dogs/1699044001/

That's a helluva way to go.

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Reply Missing Texas man was eaten by his own dogs, police say (Original post)
Zorro Jul 10 OP
Chin music Jul 10 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 10 #2
Gidney N Cloyd Jul 10 #3
Chin music Jul 10 #4
Horizens Jul 10 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 10 #6
Ms. Toad Jul 10 #7
lunatica Jul 11 #14
Ms. Toad Jul 11 #16
Mariana Jul 11 #23
lordsummerisle Jul 10 #8
Raine Jul 11 #15
NickB79 Jul 10 #9
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 10 #11
Tanuki Jul 11 #19
Frustratedlady Jul 11 #27
jcgoldie Jul 10 #10
Chin music Jul 11 #12
Bayard Jul 11 #13
Doreen Jul 11 #17
hlthe2b Jul 11 #26
Wounded Bear Jul 11 #18
PoliticAverse Jul 11 #28
Wounded Bear Jul 11 #29
onethatcares Jul 11 #20
Ron Obvious Jul 11 #21
tavernier Jul 11 #22
milestogo Jul 11 #32
BluesRunTheGame Jul 11 #24
hlthe2b Jul 11 #25
LisaL Jul 11 #30
hlthe2b Jul 11 #31
rictofen Jul 11 #33
davsand Jul 11 #34

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:50 PM

2. Meat is meat.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 10:52 PM

3. Someone check the wood-chipper.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:09 PM

5. I Doubt

We'll See This Story on "The DoDo"

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Response to Horizens (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:13 PM

6. "Adorable doggos tidy up for lonely recluse."

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:25 PM

7. Someone I know had that happen to a sibling.

They died with a dog in the home, no one was aware of the death, dog had no food - and the rest is pretty predictable, (This person was only partially consumed, though.)

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:48 AM

14. It's only natural

I believe a human would do the same if they had to in order to try to survive.

I don’t see why anyone would think this is odd.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:19 AM

16. Yup n/t

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:57 AM

23. It would take a long time for one dog to eat a whole person.

I have no trouble believing this story. I had a lab mix that somehow got hold of a huge rack of ribs I had left out to thaw. She ate it all. She crunched up the bones so well I never even saw pieces of them in her feces, and I was paying attention in case she had problems passing all those bones.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:25 PM

8. his clothing too? n/t

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:33 AM

15. Articles says bits of clothing mixed

in with the other tiny bits of remains found so they must have ate the clothing too. The article also says the man really loved the dogs and took good care of them.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:30 PM

9. I've heard of that happening to hog farmers

Heart attack while cleaning out the pig pen, then the piggies start to nibble

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:36 PM

11. Ever heard the old expression, "Ain't had so much fun since the hogs et Grampaw"?

Pigs are infamous for eating people, or bits of them, if the occasion presents itself.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:49 AM

19. The Stanley Brothers.....He went to sleep and the hogs ate him

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:41 AM

27. When I was probably 4, my parents were working on taxes and I went to the basement

to get a bottle of homemade root beer. I couldn't get the cap off and laid down on a stack of throw rugs on the floor to take a nap.

My parents suddenly realized I was awfully quiet and went looking for me. Terrified when they couldn't find me, they guessed one place I might be was the pig lot, as there were new babies that were so cute.

With everyone at alert and running all over the place looking for me, my brother went to the basement and found me in the canned goods room fast asleep.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 11:32 PM

10. My LGDs eat dead livestock instinctively

It may or may not be related but I have a small pack (5) of livestock guard dogs. They are Anatolian Shepherd x Pyrenees. They are nocturnal and watch over the dairy goats primarily but also chickens and calves. They deter and sometimes kill raccoons and primarily coyotes.

If an animal dies... even something as big as a 1400 lb cow. I used to bury it and they would always dig it up and consume it completely. Now I just let them dispose of it. It sounds crazy and the first time I saw them dig up a dead goat and eat it I was mortified thinking they don't need to get a taste for goat meat! But after reading up, this is their instinctual response to keep predators away. They do not leave dead animals to draw them. They consume them. And they are very good at their jobs.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:31 AM

13. Yikes!

Hadn't heard that one before. Although my 3 Pyr's get a gleam in their eye if I'm late with their home-cooked meals....

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:23 AM

17. That is one of the things I try to get people to understand

when this type of thing happens. You read or hear about this type of thing happen and it is not as strange as one might think. People seem to always forget that Fife or big old Butch are animals and that their very basic animal survival instincts are still there.

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Response to jcgoldie (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:33 AM

26. Yup...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:41 AM

18. Guess they watched A Boy and His Dog...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:48 AM

28. Did he have particularly good taste ? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #28)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:56 AM

29. Don't know...

but apparently he tasted good.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:45 AM

20. it's the other white meat.

I know, I know.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:04 AM

21. They must have been hungry/ [n/t]

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:15 AM

22. I love the shock and awe

coming from animals who consume other animals daily.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #22)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:01 AM

32. Yeah, but it feels so different when they are wrapped in cellophane.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:26 AM

24. "Marie Provost"

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:32 AM

25. IF I died alone, leaving my dog to starve, I HOPE she would do similar

Take that, to all who want to make some "DOGS are DANGEROUS!" insinuation from this!!!



Likewise, I would hope that any LEO or animal control officers who, with no understanding whatsoever or evidence to the contrary, assume this to be a "dangerous" behavior and seek to destroy her, are immediately struck down by karmic lightning! Sorry, but this is overt ignorance and I'm tired of it. Humans, too, have shown a survival instinct that INCLUDES eating the dead if they are starving and no alternative option exists. It is hard-wired in mammals.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #25)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 09:59 AM

30. His dogs were described as aggressive and most had to be euthanized.

From the article, dogs also killed two of the dogs in the pack. So I have no reason to think otherwise, that they were not aggressive.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #30)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 10:00 AM

31. If that is the case here, fine. But that assumption is drawn consistently here and elsewhere

and it is ridiculously ignorant.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 12:46 PM

33. Ramsay Bolton? n/t

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 01:04 PM

34. I would imagine 18 dogs would be in need of a fair amount of food fairly soon.

Aside from my first response to make a terrible joke about it, I think maybe the dogs were trying to survive and they did what they needed to. It's gross, and it is uncomfortable, but it is also a fact of life that other species are not bound by human esthetics. It's everywhere else in the animal world, why would it not be in canines? Shoot, we had a mated pair of conures and the male started to munch on the female one day when she got egg bound and died while we were at work.



The article does talk about the late owner's ill health, so there really is no way to know if he died on his own or if one of his dogs killed him. It's all very sad and incredibly disturbing, however




Laura

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