A farmer’s bones, hair and flesh have been found inside a 13ft alligator after he mysteriously disappeared while working near a river.
Forensic experts in Brazil are investigating the disappearance of the man after gruesome remains found in the guts of a four-metre-long predator.
It has been confirmed that the body parts in the reptile’s stomach were human in tests released yesterday.
The tests, carried out by by Palmas Forensic Medical Institute in Brazil, suggest that a farm worker, identified as Adilson de Oliveira, 47, was eaten around a fortnight ago by the black caiman.
It is believed that Mr Oliveira was dragged into the water while camping on the banks of the Javae River, in Tocantins, central north Brazil.
Investigators found bones, skin, hair, flesh and plastic bags in the reptile’s stomach.
The alligator was hunted down and slaughtered by locals, a day after the victim went missing.
Mr Oliveira, from Belo Horizonte, south east Brazil, was working on a farm in the area and had set up camp with other labourers on the river shore.
It has been reported that he was attacked and dragged into the murky depths by a black caiman on July 28.