snapping turtle

Submitted by gus on 07/14/2004 at 09:55. ( )

I have never tried mounting a snapping turtle beore but I have a customer that wants one done. what is the process and how do figure the cost on doing something you have never attempted before?


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This response submitted by wetnwild on 07/14/2004 at 11:12. ( )

Not to discourage you, but if you have never done one before, i would suggest you wholesale it out till you have a few under your belt as practice. They are a mother to skin and flesh, and it is a very tedious job. You also need a good knowledge of their anatomy to know what and what not to cut out of the head as they cannot be skinned out. Like i said, not to discourage you but being a customers turtle, its up to you. I have never done birds before, but when i do take them in, i tell the customer that I send them out to a pro who knows what theyt are doing. Unles i think i have the knowledge and ths skill to pull it off professionaly I usually wont gamble with a customers trophy!

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