The donkeys mauled Sandor Horvath after dragging him of his mobility scooter (Reuters)
The donkeys mauled Sandor Horvath after dragging him off his mobility scooter (Reuters)

A pensioner has been killed after two donkeys dragged him off his mobility scooter and mauled him to death at a farm in Hungary.

Sandor Horvath, 65, was chased and pulled off his scooter while he was visiting a farmer friend.

When the 65-year-old's body was found, his body was so badly bitten it was originally thought he had been killed by a pack of wolves.

However, a post-mortem revealed Horvath had been killed by donkeys, with the farmer's daughter previously expressing her fear that they had become increasingly aggressive.

The two donkeys will now be put down.

A vet in Magyarszecsod, Hungary, where the attack took place, 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, added: "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."

Last year Bill Bohlk, a mayor for the small Texan town Hollywood Park, was killed after reportedly being attacked by his own donkey.