Along with learning taxidermy, I am learning how to tan skins to leather. Most busy taxidermists send them off to be done to save time (it is a long process) but since I am not busy nor am I a professional taxidermist yet, I figured it would be a good thing to learn!
Both of these I trapped. The coon is a few years old and I messed up on the head. The skunk was last years and I think came out with a perfect shape.
Should have a possum joining them sometime soon
p.s. Just painted the feet for an oldsquaw I am working on. Providing I don't mess it up (first flying bird) I will post up pics when it is done