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Sewing holes in Squirrel

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Jordan Park, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Jordan Park

    Jordan Park Active Member

    Hey everyone, I'm going to be mounting my first squirrel in the next little bit and was wondering if I need to sew the holes that the BB's from the shotgun shell left in it. I use 7 1/2 shot and stood a good distance away to not ruin the pelt. Im guessing there is 5-7 holes in it, same size as the BB's.

  2. tylerflip

    tylerflip New Member

    Im still pretty new to the whole taxidermy thing but i sew up all holes in my squirrel. and over time if the skin were to dry out and shrink the holes would eventually become bigger. For the extra few minutes it takes i would sew them up to be safe

  3. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Yes sew them up . If you don't you will have hide paste coming out of them and making a mess.
  4. Jordan Park

    Jordan Park Active Member

    Thanks guys!
  5. BrianHendricks

    BrianHendricks Member

    Hi Jordan, A latex or nitrile glove patch superglued on is much faster and easier if the fur is long enough or the holes are where they won't show. Good luck & enjoy it ! Brian
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    7 single stitches? That is less than one minute to do.