Help Frozen fox needs skinning

Submitted by Jim H on 1/10/01. ( )

Ya it's me again. I'm the one who wrote in almost a week ago that I had a frozen fox. Well he was just a little stiff then but I didn't have time to take care of him. Instead of putting him where he would keep cool but not freeze more I put him in the shed (30 below zero). Now he's beyond stiff. I've had it at room temperature for two days and have been skinning legs and whatever else happens to thaw. I just cut his stomach and my wifes patience is going down. (Fox has been on kitchen table, small apartment). I need to get this thing thawed and skinned. Need help before I'm in dog house.

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Thaw him this way!

This response submitted by Andy C on 1/10/01. ( )

Hey Jim,

Ive been reading the archives quite a bit. Most of em suggest thawing in water mixed with some type of bacteriacide. Dont know if you can find any up here, so maybe someone on the board can suggest alternative to bacteriacide. Ive had luck thawing frozen legs in just water, skinning them out real quick and drying with a towel or something, and then laying down the salt heavy.

Good Luck,
Andy - OTZ, AK

use rittles bactericide

This response submitted by Leon on 1/11/01. ( )

ude rittles bactericide and soak them


Thanks guys

This response submitted by Jim H on 1/11/01. ( )

I finally got the skin off yesterday. Unfortunately it was a little green around the stomach area and had some odor to it. I immediately salted it and I'm hoping i can save it. *&$%@# foxes, seems like I always find a way to screw them up. Oh well, I'm learning.

Jim Howell

Have to laugh

This response submitted by Pat on 1/12/01. ( )

Jim, my first ducks were done on the kitchen table and yes my wife did give me the evil eye. Now i have my own 24x 35 studio. It takes awhile so don't give up.Pat

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