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Seattle - A Seattle man died after engaging in anal sex with a horse at a farm suspected of being a gathering place for people seeking to have sex with livestock, police said on Friday.
The horse involved in the incident was not harmed, and an autopsy of the unnamed man concluded that "the manner of death was accidental, due to perforation of the colon", a police spokesperson said.
"The information that we have is that people would find this place via chat rooms on the Web," said Sergeant John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff's department.
Although sex with animals is not illegal in Washington state, Urquhart said that investigators were looking into whether the farm, located in Enumclaw, 64km south-east of Seattle, allowed sex with smaller animals that resulted in animal cruelty, which is a crime.
"If you're talking about sheep or goats, there could be some issues," Urquhart said.