interesting. I don't think I could physically make myself eat a placenta... but I don't think it's gross... after all, it's not like you're gonna get a disease from yourself. I much better like the idea of planting it under a tree... and wanted to with all 3 boys but DH veto'd that idea. He thought it was just too weird. Imagine if I had told him I wanted to eat my placenta... I think he would have had me commited! :LOL
My dog did that too, but I've heard that animals do it just to get rid of the evidence, so that other animals do not smell it and threaten the babies.