Ben Stiller is ATTACKED!!

heheheheh.....HERE it is...

""He did this crazy turn around thing and he literally attached himself to my chin and then he didn't let go. He was holding onto my chin. I had to get a rabies shot. I didn't provoke him at all.

"Their teeth are sharp, like razors. I mean they're rat-like creatures. It was a horrible experience."

well, that's what you GET for being near one of those smelly beasts anyway...and, of course, this is a good quote...

Stiller said: "I didn't do anything I swear. We were doing this final scene where I come running after Jennifer and I'm holding the ferret.

...note to Mr. Stiller....don't RUN while holding a's liable to piss it off....and then, when you stop running, that pissed off ferret is gonna bite you...

by Eric on December 17, 2003 | Comments(15) | Psycho Rants

Comments so far:

Ferrets are so creepy... like long rats... :::shudder::: I wonder if the ferret attack scene will be included as an outtake for the movie. It was probably funny! Well, except to Ben. Heh.

posted by: Kate on December 17, 2003 07:48 AM

sumbidy put a ferret in my arms at a party one time. tuck three days to git the smell offn me.

posted by: buddy don on December 17, 2003 07:56 AM

I had a ferret once, not a bad little beast but it had a fatal flaw... it adored my then-mother-in-law.
Once I found out it hadn't been de-musked, I gave it to her, and refused to take it back.
Revenge is a dish best served stinky.

posted by: LeeAnn on December 17, 2003 09:12 AM

Only Ben Stiller could get attacked by a ferret and then manage to make it sound like he'd been mauled by a lion.

Me? Had I been attacked by a rodent, you can be damn sure I would've kept the lid on that.

posted by: Helen on December 17, 2003 09:19 AM

I guess the moral of this story is...."don't jiggle your ferret....It makes it grumpy"...heh..

posted by: Eric on December 17, 2003 09:24 AM

You think we could train this thing to attack Johnny Depp? Maybe the Ditsy Chicks? It sure would make a better story. CNN could allude to the rumors of Rumsfeld secretly having the ferret trained to attack!

posted by: phil on December 17, 2003 09:52 AM

OMG, do not start on Johnny Depp, he's a wonderful actor.

As for the ferret...the poor dear. I'd be scared too if Ben Stiller with his big bug eyes and wide ears had me pressed to his breast and was bouncing me along with him while running.....

posted by: Ash on December 17, 2003 10:00 AM

It's not Depp's acting that's in question. Think about it.

posted by: Indigo on December 17, 2003 05:53 PM

i'm insulted. I have four of those wonderous creatures, and never ONCE have they attacked anyone. As for the comments of them smelling, only if not descented (which almost all ferrets are now). My ferrets smell no worse than anyones dog. Also, they aren't rats. They aren't even rodents! They are in the family Mustilid. Finally. there has never been a case of rabies passed from a ferret to anything. A ferret will die from the rabies before they ever become contageous.

Sorry, but i can't stand to hear lies about ferrets being spread. It's unfair.

posted by: Adina on December 20, 2003 11:51 AM

Adina: I'm sorry that you feel insulted by the comments to this post...the last thing I want is for this site to be remembered as being unfair to ferrets...

posted by: Eric on December 20, 2003 12:02 PM

ferrets have been domesticated longer than cats... if that ferret did latch onto stiller, he was probably scared out of his mind. and a rabies shot? give me a break. if there were any chance of the ferret having rabies, what the heck was it doing on a movie set?? additionally, adina is right, with the ferret's incredibly fast metabolism, rabies would kill them before they could spread it. but, a ferret doesn't have to be descented - simply neutering them will remove the musky odor. after having cats, dogs and ferrets, i'll take the ferret smell over the cat (death breath) and the dog (some smells NEVER wash out) any day.

i don't much care for ferret propaganda either.

posted by: loribobori on January 3, 2004 05:16 PM

Like Adina, I too am a happy ferret owner-of 13 of the wonderful creatures. My husband and I rescue unwanted ferrets from people, most with brains about as big as Stiller's. Ferrets are harmless animals. But what most people seem to forget is that any animal (humans included-remember Mike Tyson?) can bite at any given moment. Ferrets get a bad rap from people who do not have any knowledge of the animal. People are more likely to be bit by the family dog and cat than a ferret (do the research). I have had ferrets for at least 20 years, and I have NEVER been bit by any of the ferrets that I have had or been in close encounters with. Of course, they nip and get silly when young and playfull, but a full out ferret bite? Never. Puppies, kittens and full grown dogs and cats bite more than ferrets do. Any animal can get edgy in a stressful situation. I am sure that the ferret was stressed considering he was working with the most high-strung actor out there. Shame on Ben and shame on those who make unknowledgeable comments with no education about ferrets.

As far as ferrets smelling, yes they do posses a musky odor. So do you. All living breathing creatures have odors. If you don't take care of a ferret and his living quarters an a regular basis, of course they are going to smell. If your house was a never cleaned, you would smell like your surrondings too. I clean out our ferrets cage every other day, scoop the litter boxes 3 times a day. People come over and don't know that we have ferrets until they see them. Ferrets also do not need to be descented, but for health reasons, it is a good idea. 4 of ours have never been descented, and they have never "poofed". Desecnting means removing an anal sac that can produce a smell, just like a skunk has. People also feel that if they bathe ferrets, that will make them smell better. that is the biggest misconception out there in ferret world. Bathing ferrets removes their oil from their skin, which in turn makes them have to reproduce that oil, which in turn makes them smell more. There should not be a need to bathe a ferret often, unless the ferret gets into something messy.

People, let's get a clue out there and only comment about things when you have the knowledge to make an educated comment. Oh yea, if anyone wants to discount what I am saying, let me say that I have been a veternarian for 15 years that specializes in exotic animals. I do belive I know what I am talking about.

posted by: Angela on January 14, 2004 01:19 PM

Angela; You've said it all :o) I have 21 ferrets and have NEVER been biten. But, again, Ferrets have a high inteligence, unlike some people, and they do realize when people don't like them. IF, and that is a BIG if, this poor ferret bit this Stiller, I say "Good Going" it realized it was among ferret haters. ALSO, people must realize, FERRETS ARE NOT RODENTS!!! Jeepers, I think people must educate themselves first. And rabies shot, get real, there's a series of 13 shots if you must get them. Dogs, cats have more of a chance on getting rabies then ferrets. Also, just for peoples info, rodents are less likely then a dog and cat tohave rabies!! This is factual.

posted by: Pam on January 16, 2004 04:20 PM

I just wish people would stop talking about what they don't know anything about, this sort of crap about ferrets is realy not helping the poor ferret owners in CA who run the risk of having there pets siezed and murdered.

posted by: Tiff on January 17, 2004 12:12 AM

Ben Stiller deserved to get bit, I would have bit him too and a lot harder. I bet it would not have bitten Adam Sandler.

posted by: Amber on January 19, 2004 12:50 PM