The grizzly bear that wrestled Will Ferrell in the movie "Semi-Pro" killed a guy yesterday, after the bear bit his trainers neck while they were wrestling. ABC News says…
The bear named Rocky is 7 feet tall and weighs 700 pounds. Without warning, the seemingly tame bear's killer instinct kicked in as three experienced trainers were working with him at a facility east of Los Angeles. "He, unfortunately, bit one of the trainers," Maurice Moore of the San Bernadino Fire Department said. "A single bite to the neck, no aggression acts to follow." Rocky attacked 39-year-old Stephan Miller, who died before emergency help arrived.
They say Rocky has worked in a bunch of movies and TV shows and is only a problem if he feels threatened. I'm not technically a veterinarian, but I think wrestling a bear and slapping it around may make it feel threatened. Annoyed if nothing else. Rockys fate hasn’t yet been determined, but hopefully he won't be put down. At least not for this. Bears should be put down however if they steal honey like in cartoons, because I like honey.
(video of Rocky and the delicious Stephan Miller during happier times after the jump)