Monday, 8 July 2013

Man trains tigers to attack him

Animal trainer Randy Miller reckons he's the only man in the world who can withstand a full-scale assault by a 400lb tiger.

Mr Miller, 45, has trained big cat Eden to leap 15 feet and pile-drive him into the ground in an inch-perfect fake tiger attack.

But it's all revealed to be part of their purr-fect double act - as Mr Miller, who trains animals for movies, walks away unharmed.

"If a stranger tried to do this, they would get seriously injured, mauled or even killed," he said.

The father-of-two rears his animals from birth and uses his lifelong bond with them to achieve wild things on the big screen.

At his special training facility in Big Bear, California, he has trained amazing creatures for roles in Transformers 2, The Last Samurai and many other big-screen productions.

"I like using Eden for the staged attack because she comes at me so fast and hits hard, so it's very convincing," he said.

"She's dependable and knows what she's doing, but you still need to be cautious and play your role."

The expert handler's act with predators is so convincing it landed him a top stunt award for his work on Russell Crowe blockbuster Gladiator.

They superimposed Crowe's face onto Randy for a famous scene when main character Maximus was attacked by one of Miller's tigers, Tara, 18, in a Colosseum battle.

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