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Old 04-25-08, 09:15 AM
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Semi-Pro Bear Kills Trainer, Commits Suicide

Semi-Pro Bear Kills Trainer
Today 7:29 AM PDT

The grizzly bear that comically smacked down Will Ferrell in Semi-Pro fatally mauled its handler on Tuesday.

The massive animal, whose named is Rocky, was being put through obedience exercises at the Predators in Action wild animal training center in, ironically, Big Bear, Calif., when it bit 39-year-old Stephan Miller on the neck, according to a spokeswoman for the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office.
Fellow trainers used pepper spray to separate the 700-pound, 7-foot male brown bear from its victim and restrain the creature. There were no other injuries reported.
Paramedics arrived soon after but were unable save Miller, who died at the scene.

Rocky's handler was a cousin of Predators owner Randy Miller, who could not be reached for comment.

It's unclear if the 5-year-old bear attacked Miller or if the bite was accidental, along the lines of the 2003 incident in which a Siberian tiger critically wounded Siegfried & Roy's Roy Horn during his Vegas act. The ursine encounter came during shooting of a promotional video and authorities have taken custody of the footage.

Predators in Action, whose stable includes two more grizzlies, lions, tigers, leopards, cougars and wolves employable for film and TV work, states on its website that the facility has had a perfect safety record in the past.

Two state agencies, the Department of Fish and Game and Occupational Safety and the Health Administration, are investigating the death, but officials have not yet decided whether to euthanize Rocky.
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"Commits suicide"...?
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Yeah what gives? Who committed suicide?
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Originally Posted by Groucho
"Commits suicide"...?
but officials have not yet decided whether to euthanize Rocky.
Potential veternarian-assisted suicide?
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Boy! And seeing this thread's title, I was thinking that it was one of those stories in which the bear got hold of a gun, shot down his trainer and then put the barrel in his own mouth and pulled the trigger.
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This story is 3 days old why would the article be dated today? Unless the other trainer did commit suicide.
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What are the implications of a bear committing suicide?!?!?!
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Semi-Pro Bear Hits Rock Bottom: Murder-Suicide Apparent....film at 11.

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It's amazing how much a story can change if you put the comma behind the "kills" instead.
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The massive animal, whose named is Rocky, was being put through obedience exercises at the Predators in Action wild animal training center in, ironically, Big Bear, Calif., when it bit 39-year-old Stephan Miller on the neck, according to a spokeswoman for the San Bernadino County Sheriff's Office.
Is ironic officially a synonym for coincidental or do we still need several thousand more people who don't know the difference?
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Originally Posted by SFranke
Is ironic officially a synonym for coincidental or do we still need several thousand more people who don't know the difference?
i was thinking the same thing
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
i was thinking the same thing
Same here - or I third that. Talk about irony.
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I clicked on this thread hoping to find out how a bear commits suicide. Denied
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+1

le sigh.
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it's like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife.
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Fail.
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This thread does not deliver.
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That poor bear.
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I thought he was saying that someone who works with "trained" ferocious animals must be suicidal.
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Oh I get it, the bear must have known that by killing its trainer, the death sentence would be issued as punishment. So by killing the trainer it more or less 'committed suicide'. Bears are more clever than I thought!
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
I thought he was saying that someone who works with "trained" ferocious animals must be suicidal.
Seriously. I was watching Fox News, and the 'On the Record' lady asked a trainer why he though it happened. He said he didn't know. And I was like, "'CUASE IT IS A 700 FUCKING POUND BEAR".
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Will Ferrell committed suicide after the bear ate his trainer??? omg!!!!
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Forgetting the whole Commits Suicide thing....i hate it when this sort of thing happens. Why you make ask. Well in the end the animal might get put down and for what.....living by its own instinct and the way it should. When are people going to learn that you are literally playing with your life when you try and tame these creatures which cannot and should not be tamed. Its cruel and unfair. The bear was being trained for discipline....i would like to have seen the methods used to do this. I am sure that something must have provoked the bear.
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Where's the video?
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Can't say he wasn't warned.
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