A pensioner has died after he was dragged off his scooter by two donkeys – which then trampled and bit him so viciously that when his body was found it was believed he had been mauled by wolves.
Sandor Horvath, 65, was chased and pulled off the scooter at a farm in Magyarszecsod, Hungary.
His mutilated remains were found by the farm owner who called the police, believing his friend had been attacked by wild dogs.
Sandor Horvath was dragged from his scooter and killed by donkeys
But a postmortem revealed the injuries had been inflicted by donkeys, and police who pieced together the evidence said it appeared that the animals had chased the man and dragged him off the scooter before killing him.
The farmer’s daughter Csikos Darda said: "I had noticed that the donkeys were becoming increasingly aggressive and I’d asked my father to do something about it, but he’d said they were fine."
A vet told local media: "Donkeys aren't usually aggressive towards humans.
"They probably reacted like this as they thought the victim was intruding upon their territory."
The donkeys involved in the attack are to be put down
The two donkeys will now be put down.
A police spokesman said: "If these were dogs then they would also be put to sleep.
"We can’t allow animals to go around killing people. Putting them to sleep is the best thing for everyone."