Squirrel tail removal

Submitted by Mike on 9/15/99. ( Rackhntr@aol.com )

This is probably a no-brainer for you guys, but I'm having difficulty with removing the tail bone from squirrel tails. Any advice appreciated!

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This response submitted by tONY FINAZZO on 9/15/99. ( FINAZDUCKS@AOL.COM )

Try this. Drill a 1/4 inch hole in a piece of 3/4 inch pine.
The wood should by about 2" by 6" by 3/4" split the wood in two with a band saw make sure and cut the hole in half also. This will leave you two pieces of 1" by 1" by 6" with half a hole on each piece.
now skin the tail done about an inch of so enough to put the tail between the two pieces of wood and still grab it with a pliers. Gently pull the bone between the wood till it is compleatly out. Or you can buy a tail skinner from any supplier for about 5 bucks
Good Luck

Squirrel Tails

This response submitted by George Roof on 9/15/99. ( georoof@aol.com )

I take a pair of 6" common pliers and hold the head of the pliers in my hand. I slip the base of the squirrel tail in between the pipe grip portion. The teeth insure that the hide doesn't grab and it slips the tail free in seconds.

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