Two donkeys are to be put down after they dragged a pensioner from his mobility scooter and mauled him to death.
Sandor Horvath, 65, was chased and pulled from the scooter at a farm in Hungary, where he was visiting his farmer friend.
He was bitten and trampled on, and when his mutilated remains were found it was believed he had been attacked by wolves.
However, a post-mortem examination revealed the bites and markings had come from the donkeys.
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."
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."
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."