so this ACTUALLY happened guys!
I bought him from pets at home under the facade that we had a pet snake. Sneaky.
Even though I’ve been wanting to do this for ages, I did put it off a bit. I’m not the greatest with blood and guts but after the first few cuts I got into the swing of it and kind of forgot I was skinning a once cute little rat. There was actually very minimal gore as the skinning process is pretty clean, especially on a small animal!
I did take about 8 hours to do in all! But this was only my first shot, hopefully I’ll get quicker and quicker! I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of having a go, I bought a mouse taxidermy kit online and that pretty much got me through the most of it, that and a few YouTube videos!
I will Make a more detailed post on each process and the difficult bits as, well as a clearer view on my final piece soon!