I’m posting while I try to gather my wits. I’d opened the mouth as I planned to insert the scrim. While I had the head open, I peeled back the black fabric on the roof of his mouth to drillout some more holes for the actor to breath more easily. On the second hole, as I was pulling the drill out, it caught in the bear’s fur, spinning it around. The bear clonked me in the head; the drill wrenched out of my hand and the bear head fell to the floor. This is what I saw when I picked it up.
I’m sure it’s all repairable, I’m just, well, stunned. I’m also thankful that I’m not getting on a plane this afternoon as originally planned.