hey everyone. I recently got me dead squirrel. I skinned them within 24 hours of death. I have done larger mammals such as raccoons but nothing as small a a squirrel. I want to ask if the tail is naturally delicate and the fur pulls out easily, or if it is rot? There is no slippage anywhere else on the squirrel, just the tail. I have read that sometimes the squirrel might have Mange which are mites that lead to hair loss on a squirrel. Everywhere on the length of the tail (regardless of whether it is fur close to anus or the tip of tail) the fur comes out if I grab a fingerful and pull. The tail seems to be the least likely to rot first because there isn't much muscle, hence little fluid and blood there in contrast to say the stomach or back where there is lots of muscle and fluid. If this is not a squirrel specific problem, then the only probable cause is maybe I didn't put salt down the hole where the tail is (I stripped the tail in one piece without having to split it in half). This doesn't make sense because I have poured a little denatured alcohol down there to make sure I get it in deep to disinfect. I also soaked it in a salt/acid pickle too, so even if the salt didn't get down, the pickle surely must have. This was all done within 24 hours at cool autumn weather. Can anyone with experiences with squirrels share? Thanks!