(NEWS.com.au) — A man charged with having sex with a pet pig called Michael Jackson on a Northern Territory island has appeared in a Darwin court.

The 35-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sat in the dock at Darwin Magistrates Court charged with having sexual intercourse with an animal and indecent behaviour in public in November last year.

The NT News understands Michael Jackson had to be shot following the incident at Alyangula, on Groote Eylandt.

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