The film: Along Came Polly (2004)
The star: Ben Stiller
The injury: You know the rule about never working with children or animals? It applies double to narky ferrets.
“I was bitten by the ferret. I didn't do anything, I swear. It was really weird. I'm holding the ferret and I also had just gotten a root canal the day before, so maybe it sensed that.
“I was holding it up and 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 on to my chin. It was this surreal thing, where it's like, ‘Okay, the ferret's on my chin.’ Then I had to go and get a rabies shot.”
How could it have been avoided? AtoZ Vet Supply can sell you a handy dandy ferret muzzle. Perfectly safe for the most anxious of critters, and a lot easier than shelling out on medical treatment for delicately chinned superstars.
Plus if the camera angle doesn’t work out, you can always spend a few million dollars in CG to wipe the muzzle from each frame.