i mounted a bob cat he looks good, but i can't
get the claw's to stay retracktide,he is on a rock the reference
don't show the claw's
so how do i get them to stay in it's my first show piece
please any help will be greatfull
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Probably the best thing for you to do is simply cut them off. I know most cat taxidermists cut them off unless the cat is "doing something" like holding prey, fighting, gripping a tree, etc. The work involved in retracting them and keeping them retracted is not worth it.
paul, thanx for the advice ?do i cut the dew claw's also
but will the judge at the show(ben haden) nock point's off for doing that.
Fred, it depends on whether your pose should be showing the dew claws or not. Rarely do the dew claws show if the toe claws aren't, so I would say remove them too. As to what Ben Haden would say about it I couldn't even venture a guess. I've judged with Ben several times and wouldn't want to guess even if I could...LOL.
Tell him I said HI though!
Godd luck with your cat and the show!
i dont do this but some lesser taxidermist thing the claws are there tips.haha
I think on a bobcat the claw retract to the side of ther toe; maybe
thats your prob.If pushed strait back on the toe bone it will not work.