Hello there. I am not here to bash any business, not my nature. I will not mention any names. Recently, due to covid, my tannery shut down on me. Needless to say I had to find alternatives, came across an add of a tannery and called to inquire. I have two full body sized black bears, one was meant for a rug the other a full body mount. The dry tanned for the rug was sent directly to the rug lady and the other shipped to me. Upon inspection I noticed the bear still had fat, one of the eyes was completely busted and the paws still had phalanges attached with a rotten smell coming from that area. Had to flesh it out and remove the bones to the claws. The rug lady had issues too but she mentioned it was just waaay too greasy, no mention of the improper fleshing. My question is, is there a way to stabilize that area? Or will I need to throw that cape away? this is also a post to create awareness. Stay away from unknown tanneries! I blame myself for it of course. Just don’t want someone else to be in my situation. Thanks!