Hi all, I am new to the forum and new to taxidermy. I mostly collect bones on hikes and have never macerated anything before. I found a dead bird that was completely in tact and so I've been trying to macerate it. I started on May 11th and from doing more research I'm not sure if this is the best way to de-fleshing the bird to get the bones. I live in a family neighborhood with pets so I am worried about them accessing the water I pour off. I did not remove the hide or meat from the bird before placing it in the water. Overall I made a lot of rookie mistakes and I was wondering if anyone can help me get the bones from this bird or let me know if this is a lost cause and I should dispose of the bird deep in the woods.