Fox Tail for Costume Use

Submitted by Laura on 03/26/2004 at 17:54. ( )

I found a fox who was hit by a car. He was rather fresh, and i had no problem removing the tail. I Cut a cricle around the base of the tail, then a straight cut down the length of the tail and pulled it off. It's now hanging in my shed with salt all over it. I would like to know what I should do next, if there is any sort of treatment I could use to make the tail not so stiff and more fluid in its motion, and if I can dye the tail. If I can dye it, does anyone have any suggestions as to what i should use?
Thank you in advance! Please feel free to email me! =)

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call a taxidermist

This response submitted by newbirdman on 03/26/2004 at 18:06. ( )

Laura , call a taxidermist and have them tan it for you . Its the only way to get it soft . Thats what were here for . Rick


This response submitted by Laura on 04/01/2004 at 18:57. ( )

I'm sure there are some sort of oils I could use without contacting a taxidermist. I'd really rather do this on my own. If I were going to give up that easy, I would have gone to one in the first place, and not bother to post here.

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