I'm very new to taxidermy, so I apologize if I don't know the correct terms. I bought a wolf tail from Ebay a few weeks ago, from Alaska. The seller stated the the tail was tanned a few weeks prior. Checking out the actual leather on the inside, it appears to be very oily, has a very strong smell, and seems to be flaking off. I'm very disappointed, as I spent a decent amount of money on it. I'll do anything to try to salvage it, but I'm not sure if I can.