I've noticed when people get their animals skinned-out into one of these style of rugs... that for some reason, they choose to mount them on the fabric, with the fabric having those folds in it. What's the reason for the folding of the fabric underneath?
And it's always two layers of different colored fabric.
PS... what kind of window of time do you have in terms of skinning out a Bobcat?
I'm asking because you figure you'd probably want to do a much more careful job of it... and they are kinda portable.. so I figure most people would just gut'em in the field... but then take 'em home to finish the skinning. That sound about right?
And um... with regard to the feet... I remember reading with bears.. that initially you separate the hands and feet at the wrist bones. With cats do they do that too? Leave the foot bones/phalanges in there until you turn it over to a taxidermist?
And if you plan on processing the hide yourself... how do you proceed in terms of handling the feet area? Is the thought that the pickle will just handle curing the muscles an tendons and ligaments inside the paws? I'm asking because I would think that wouldn't work very well and that it'd stink or have odor if you tried to just leave those tissues within the paw, right?
I guess that's a question better posed to "Ed F" perhaps?
@TheGDog bob cats are small enough that you could just throw the whole thing in the freezer and then let the taxidermy do everything. When you see a guy like Ed cape or skin you realize you will never do it enough to be that good.
Take Hatchet and Truduct advice... throw it in a freezer whole and call it a day. If you think you have skills skin it without cutting holes and and cut off at the neck and knees. If you are a full blown knifesmith... go for it. Ed F