Just skinned a rattlesnake in frig, want to tan, what next?

Submitted by Paul on 9/12/04 at 4:33 PM. ( ph4v13@netzero,net ) 63.188.203.101

I found a rattlesnake that had just been ran over. I picked it up and skinned it. Now I have it in my refrig. What should I do next until I get a tanning solution? It was skinned yesterday approx 24 hrs ago. It is approx 48 hrs since I found it still twitching in the road. I scrapped most of the meat/blood/white-clear matter off the shin but still has a small amount on it.
Thanks,
Paul

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scrape

This response submitted by wetnwild on 9/12/04 at 5:11 PM. ( ) 24.128.109.191

Scrape it, wash it, and then freeze it and wait for the kit


Wash rattlesnake with what?

This response submitted by Paul on 9/12/04 at 6:37 PM. ( ph4v13@netzero.net ) 63.190.136.115

What do I need to do after skinning this rattlesnake? What do I wash it with? Never done this before I need a step by step process.
Thanks for any info,
Paul


Paul

This response submitted by Wildwood on 9/12/04 at 8:23 PM. ( ) 206.229.235.124

What are you doing with the skin Flat skin or whole life-size mount.Mike Gillis has a articule in the recent issue of Taxidermy Today on how to do a flat skin wall hanging.Might be worth checking out.


Just want to tan it for my son to handle and show friends.

This response submitted by Paul on 9/12/04 at 10:53 PM. ( ) 63.190.137.80

Thought it would be nice to just have it to hold and show his friends and maybe drape it over a dresser or even display it, but have it so he could let his friends touch and feel it too.


Order

This response submitted by wetnwild on 9/13/04 at 7:48 AM. ( ) 24.128.109.191

The snake tan kit from Bruce Rittel. You can wash the skin with dawn dish detergent, let it drip dry, put it in a plastic bag and then freeze. Simple as that.


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