coyote with squirrel in jaws

Submitted by ryan on 12/14/05 at 6:54 PM. ( )

I tried finding some info with the search button, but couldnt locate any. is ther a Breakthrough that describes the best method for doing a mount like this? a customer wants a coyote with a red squirrel in his mouth, should the squirrel be mounted first to fit the jawset? any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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not the same critters but....

This response submitted by samantha on 12/14/05 at 9:09 PM. ( )

I recently mounted a fox and rabbit the same way.
I mounted the OM fox first then mounted the rabbit.

When mounting the rabbit i cut the abdomen out of the form and used soft spongey foam that would squeeze between the foxes jaws.
I also had an internal wire connecting the top half of rabbit to the botom half and a wire comming from the rabbits abdomen that pushed down into the foxes throat to keep it stable.

Hope that helps some.

I have used jute

This response submitted by Ryan on 12/15/05 at 9:16 AM. ( )

for the squirrel body, put a little wire in the legs, tail and what not so they hold to where you want them. Then the body can be squished around and has a natural dead look. As far as the head goes, I cut one off of a form I had laying around and then put a piece of wire going from the head into the body. Also I put a little dot of blood red where the k9 tooth hit the squirrel and it looked pretty darn good.

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