Authorities say, they believe a 58-year-old Argentinian man died while having sex with a scarecrow.

Jose Alberto, who was found dead in his San Jose de Balcare home, in Eastern Argentina, lying next to a straw doll dressed in lipstick and donning a wig.

Police forced their way into the home and were stunned to discover the 58-year-old shepherd lying dead.

Next to him lay a scarecrow that had been dressed up as a woman - but wearing a strap-on sex toy.

Police spokesman Rodolfo Moure said: "I initially thought there were two bodies but then I realised one was a scarecrow wearing lipstick and a long-haired wig. It was lying next to the deceased and had a six-inch strap-on penis.

"There were no signs of violence and we are working on the assumption that the man died during sex with the scarecrow. Straw had been stuffed inside the old clothes that had been sewn together to make the scarecrow.

"We are now waiting the results of an autopsy.”