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Grizzly bear kills man at Southern California training site
The Associated Press ^ | 4-22-2008

Posted on 04/22/2008 10:50:37 PM PDT by george76

A grizzly bear that appeared in a recent Will Ferrell movie killed a 39-year-old trainer with a bite to his neck Tuesday ...

Three experienced handlers ...Rocky is 7 1/2 feet tall, weighs 700 pounds ...

Randy Miller also said, "If one of these animals gets a hold of your throat, you're finished,"...

"You can train them and use as many safety precautions as you can, but you're still taking a chance if you're putting yourself in contact with them," Richards said. "It's still a wild animal.

Even though it may appear that the bear attacked for no reason, there was a reason.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; bear; bigbearlake; grizzly; grizzlybear; semipro; willferrell

1 posted on 04/22/2008 10:50:37 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Ouch.


2 posted on 04/22/2008 10:53:57 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: george76
I'm sure Randy understands why it happened. They're not cold-blooded killers."

Right. OK then.

FMCDH(BITS)

3 posted on 04/22/2008 10:57:40 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: george76
"The center's staff used pepper spray to subdue and contain the bear and there were no other injuries, she said."

Why didn't they just shoot the damn thing? If it's dead it can't kill anyone else.

4 posted on 04/22/2008 11:05:40 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: george76
Randy Miller has 25 years of experience training animals and his facility has had a perfect safety record, according to the Web site.
5 posted on 04/22/2008 11:07:20 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (If you don't want people to get your goat, don't tell them where it's tied.)
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To: nothingnew
"I'm sure Randy understands why it happened. They're not cold-blooded killers."

He right; they aren't cold-blooded killers. They're warm-blooded killers. Thought everyone knew that.

6 posted on 04/22/2008 11:09:38 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Slump Tester
Why didn't they just shoot the damn thing? If it's dead it can't kill anyone else.

Because it is very valuable property. You don't knock down a building just because someone falls off the roof, even if that is the surest way to keep anyone else from falling.

7 posted on 04/22/2008 11:12:40 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: george76
Rocky is 7 1/2 feet tall, weighs 700 pounds ...

In related news, it's been reported that the Phoenix Suns have contacted Rocky's agent...

8 posted on 04/22/2008 11:13:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: Inyo-Mono
his facility has had a perfect safety record

Hey, everybody has a bad day once in a while.

9 posted on 04/22/2008 11:14:06 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (It takes a father to raise a child.)
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To: nothingnew
They're not cold-blooded killers

they are just killers period....they do it for food or for the hell of it.....like Idi Amin or Dahmer

if they feel nice that day or year or lifetime, they let you live and hang out...a bad day and they bite your neck off.

it's not personal, it just is

10 posted on 04/22/2008 11:16:55 PM PDT by wardaddy (I wish a real conservative had the balls to win that The Witch does)
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To: george76

It’s a freakin bear! Bears kill stuff. That’s what God designed them to do.


11 posted on 04/22/2008 11:20:43 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: george76
There are no Old Grizzly Bear tamers..
You cannot tame a "Griz" for longer than a couple of minutes..
12 posted on 04/22/2008 11:40:11 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Fhrst thing that came to my mind was Shaq vs Rocky...


13 posted on 04/22/2008 11:40:48 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: george76

“They’re not cold-blooded killers.”

Of course they are. That’s the essence of being an animal.

I have two akita mixes, brothers. They got in a fight over a toy one day, and #1 tore the top of the other’s scalp off. The vet sewed it together with many stitches but #2 now has a face lift. No wrinkles anymore.

It cost several weeks pay to fix it, and five minutes after they are playing like nothing happened. It’s nothing personal. You took my toy, and I’ll bite your head off.

And these are not even bears, they are dogs.


14 posted on 04/22/2008 11:50:28 PM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I was thinking Jerry Jones would sign Rocky to play Defensive Line for the Cowboys.


15 posted on 04/23/2008 12:04:22 AM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: IncPen

ping


16 posted on 04/23/2008 12:16:29 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: I still care
I guess you missed this part where he stated:

"You can train them and use as many safety precautions as you can, but you're still taking a chance if you're putting yourself in contact with them, Richards said".

17 posted on 04/23/2008 12:25:09 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: george76

Some days you eat the bear. Some days...........


18 posted on 04/23/2008 12:26:40 AM PDT by Pajama Blogger (Pajama Power)
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To: I still care

our dog is an australian cattle dog - part dingo. he clearly has that wild side and we recognized that we had to make him totally submissive to us or he would eat our granddaughter. seriously. so now he’s totally submissive to her - she’s 7 and a great pack leader. Bears are not pack animals.


19 posted on 04/23/2008 12:44:54 AM PDT by Mercat (I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven;)
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To: george76

Hold muah bear


20 posted on 04/23/2008 1:31:30 AM PDT by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
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To: george76
Do they really think that they will get somebody to make another movie with this vicious killer?
21 posted on 04/23/2008 2:06:46 AM PDT by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: I still care

I had an akita for 14 years, he was bad, had to watch him when strangers were around. He would have killed to protect me (and sometimes I questioned how he took me lol) He was buddies with a Himalayan cat I had, they were sincere budies)


22 posted on 04/23/2008 3:14:24 AM PDT by depenzz (I'm thinking, don't bother me)
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To: george76
Even though it may appear that the bear attacked for no reason, there was a reason.

Bitter contract dispute?

23 posted on 04/23/2008 3:17:04 AM PDT by Nachoman (My guns and my ammo, they comfort me.)
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To: george76

""You can train them and use as many safety precautions as you can, but you're still taking a chance if you're putting yourself in contact with them," Richards said. "It's still a wild animal. 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."

In other words, a bear just being a bear.

24 posted on 04/23/2008 3:23:15 AM PDT by Mila
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To: Slump Tester
That was my feeling.

Shoot the damned thing. But gee... that might be insensitive....

Now I know why I don't train grizzlies. ;)

25 posted on 04/23/2008 3:55:49 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Antonello
Well, good point.

Question: Who gets into the cage with Rocky next?

26 posted on 04/23/2008 3:59:59 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: george76
No! Bad teddy!
27 posted on 04/23/2008 4:01:58 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: george76
Looks pretty tame to me.


28 posted on 04/23/2008 4:09:33 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Carbon is the fifth most abundant element on the planet.)
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Rocky the grizzly bear is seen at the Forever Wild animal sanctuary in Phelan, Calif. in Nov. 2007. The grizzly bear which appeared in a recent Will Ferrell movie killed a 39-year-old trainer with a bite to his neck Tuesday April 22, 2008 and had to be subdued with pepper spray. Three experienced handlers were working with the bear at Randy Miller's Predators in Action facility when the bear bit 39-year-old Stephan Miller on the neck, said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Beavers. (AP Photo/Christina Bush)

29 posted on 04/23/2008 4:32:22 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: george76

Just release it somewhere way far out in the wild. It only did what bears do.

Didn’t anyone tell these folks that grizzlies do this sort of thing?

Morons


30 posted on 04/23/2008 5:06:42 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Mercat

“our dog is an australian cattle dog - part dingo. he clearly has that wild side and we recognized that we had to make him totally submissive to us or he would eat our granddaughter. seriously. so now he’s totally submissive to her - she’s 7 and a great pack leader. Bears are not pack animals.”

I had a friend that thought the same way. He made his dog completely submissive to his 7 year old and thought he was a “pack leader”. The trouble is that dogs do not elect “pack leaders for life”. Dogs challenge each other constantly and when the opportunity arose the dog tore a large hole in the boys face. Then he was the pack leader, until he was put down the next day.


31 posted on 04/23/2008 6:01:54 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: Hacklehead

I understand that. We don’t allow close unsupervised contact. She sometimes wants to push the limits and we always keep an eye out for that. He’s a really great dog. Once, he chased an intruder out of our home and then hid under a sofa table the rest of the night. I think he was afraid of what we would do to him because he had attacked a human.


32 posted on 04/23/2008 6:05:19 AM PDT by Mercat (I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven;)
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To: girlangler

“They’re not cold-blooded killers.”


33 posted on 04/23/2008 6:45:22 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: metmom

Darwin Award ?


34 posted on 04/23/2008 6:47:07 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

It sure should rate in my book.


35 posted on 04/23/2008 7:46:01 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: george76

I would certainly rely on Denise Richards’ expertise to re-assure me that a ‘trained’ grizzly bear cannot be a “cold-blooded killer.” fwiw, I think I’d rather play “Russian roulette” than mess with a grizzly bear, trained or not.


36 posted on 04/23/2008 8:23:19 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama: All you dumb, bitter "typical white people" must learn to say "God D--n America!")
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To: Antonello
You don't knock down a building just because someone falls off the roof

You do if the building starts walking around eating people. I'm just sayin'.

37 posted on 04/23/2008 8:48:56 AM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: george76

Bears doing what bears do. It’s best when bears have a healthy fear and respect of people. It’s best when people have a respect for bears. For example, I don’t feed bears.


38 posted on 04/23/2008 9:23:37 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in - Michael Corleone)
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