Apparently Mikio sailed onto the flight at Gatwick heading for Orlando....but when he tried to board the aircraft to come home they were having none of it. He went through Xray and it seems they thought there was some'densee organic matter' concealed in his tummy. I can only assume it's the tightly packed wood-wool that I use to support the head on the neck...which should not have caused a headache but did. Anyhow Mikio escaped safely home, unhurt and still with his seams intact ...hopefully he enjoyed his flight ! It seems caskets of human remains can show up as causing the same concern...I assure you there are no human remains planted in the THREE O'CLOCK BEARS!!! LOL
So, if you are taking your artist bear abroad maybe it's best to check out if it's ok for them to travel along with you...I would hate to think they might be unceremoniously disembowelled by a nasty customs officer with a sharp pair of scissors. No bear wants that kind of undignified end!!!