A wild black bear in Northern California made a meal out of a dead man's body last week when, upon discovering the man had died outside his trailer, the bear ate almost all of his body.

Authorities discovered the remains of 65-year-old Marion Williams after his friends had reported him missing after five days, authorities say. Humboldt County Deputy Coroner Roy Horton says he believes that Williams had died of a heart attack while sitting outside his trailer in a secluded area, the AP reports. When the bear found him, the man was already dead.

The black bear dragged the body to a nearby den. Police originally tried to bait and trap the bear but called off the search, claiming that the bear was just behaving naturally by eating the dead body.

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