Movie funnyman Ben Stiller needed a rabies shot after being bitten by a ferret on the set of Along Came Polly with Jennifer Aniston.

The ZOOLANDER star was holding the ferret in a final scene when the creature decided to give Stiller a nasty bite.

He explains, "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.

"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."

16/12/2003 09:08