I asked in the big wrapped body thread but nobody answered. Snowhare's videos show him leaving the leg bones in, but if you tan your hides using a pickle, then neutralizing and tanning, you get rubbery bones. The pickle does this. So is there another method? Remove the leg bones intact down to the last toe bone( or close in small stuff), clean and freeze, use something like Rittel's preservit on the connective tissues? Tan the hide, and then insert the treated leg bone assembly and wiring, and then wrap the legs from there? Yes, I will fully tan even a weasel. I had enough of fur slippage from my warm hands alone years ago with borax or dry preserve. Possums are also know for this, but they can be full of bacteria esp since they like to eat the most rotten of things. I've found it most prevalent in late season taken males- have no idea why. Must be they are eating putrid deer parts or something. I will say that in regards to snowy's dog and cat prep, that what is shown is ok if the animals were frozen immediatly after death and the animal wasn't full of bacterial infections, and you plan to finish the mount via freeze drying.