Andy Robin and his wife Maggie owned a ‘wrestling bear’ named Hercules who also appeared in Disney films and documentaries..
~~~Andy Robin’s bear (Hercules) wrestled with Roger Moore in the popular James Bond movie “Octopussy”..
~~~Hercules caddied for comedian Bob Hope at the Scottish golf course of Gleneagles and appeared on several American talk shows..
~~~1980: Hercules ‘escaped’ while filming a Kleenex commercial on the Outer Hebrides Islands off Scotland..
~~~~~~~~~~This event made headlines and turned Hercules into an international superstar, after he was found three weeks later!
~~~Hercules was once named ‘Personality of the Year’ by the Scottish Tourist Board and received a telegram from Ronald Reagan..
Andy Robin apparently set some sort of record at one stage in Canada by pinning Bull Johnson in about 6 seconds..
Andy Robin had a lumber cutting business back in Scotland & had a guy working for him while he was on the road wrestling..
~~~They were out on a loch in Andy’s boat when a build up of gases in the bilges caused it to explode hurling them 20 feet away!
~~~Andy’s back was all burnt & his arms & legs bleeding badly but he managed to swim ashore with his seriously injured mate..
~~~They ran over a mile to a remote cottage to get help but his mate died later as the police & ambulance couldn’t get to the area..
~~~The officers had to hack their way through thick bush to get to him..