Experienced handlers were working with well-known actor, 'Rocky' ,
a grizzly bear that has appeared in Hollywood films, at the Predators in Action
park, a private animal training park in California when the animal suddenly killed its trainer, Stephan Miller, by biting his neck.
Staff used pepper spray to subdue the bear but were unable to save Stephan Miller.
Randy Miller (Stephans' cousin and owner of the park) won a World Stunt Academy Award when he stood in for Russell Crowe to wrestle tigers in the 2000 film Gladiator. Rocky played Will Ferrell's
wrestling partner in the recent comedy Semi-Pro.
During filming of the wrestling match, Randy Miller acted as Ferrell's stunt double. Randy Miller described Rocky as "the best working bear in the business",
but added: "If one of these animals gets a hold of your throat, you're finished."
popped out of a nearby sanctuary for injured wildlife long enough to say: "Even though it may appear that the bear attacked for no reason, there was a reason.
"I'm sure Randy understands why it happened. They're not cold-blooded killers."
...Sure. Until they're killing you in cold-blood!