Two purebred pit bull terrier dogs, locked inside a mobile home on the island of Mallorca, ate the body of their owner after he died of natural causes.
Authorities believe the dogs ate the man's remains due to hunger, or that thirst may have caused them to need to drink his bodily fluids.
According to an autopsy run on the 65-year-old German man, named only as Jürgen G., he had apparently been dead for several weeks. It it not sure how long after his death the dogs, who could not get out of the caravan, ate his remains in an attempt to survive.
One of the dogs had passed away, while the second was very upset and had to be immobilized and taken away by specialists.
They were found together with the man's body on Monday this week, locked in the caravan which was parked near a sewage plant in Ses Salines, Mallorca. The remains were found by a friend of the dead man, who was concerned that he had not been able to contact him for some time and who then contacted Spain's Civil Guard.
Diario de Mallorca
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