The man, who only identified himself by his first name James, told the WPBF he was looking for a chicken that had left his West Palm Beach yard when he came across a shocking sight next door.
“I just found something weird and I kick it and when I see something weird like a skull it was scary and I said I don’t know what that is,” he said.
Police confirmed they were “human skeletal remains” buried in a shallow grave.
“It’s weird, you know. I never expected that thing in the back of my house,” James said.
West Palm Beach Police said they were working to determine identifying markers on the remains, including gender.