Am working on my first possum. It's a small bugger, younger one. But it is my son's first hunting experience kill. (he's 4, he had assistance) ;D So he's pretty excited about Mom getting his possum done for him. It was in the freezer for about 3 weeks, whole, before I got a chance to skin it out. I had an issue with a front paw. No evidence of frost bite, but as it was being skinned, it would just tear in every which direction, and not from knicks by the scalpel. This was the only one that did this, There was no evidence of injury, damage, scar tissue, etc prior to skinning. Not sure what to do with it, It's still there in 1 piece. ~stumped~ Any suggestions, I don't think I can stitch to repair. I was very surprised as to how "fine skinned" it was. Not yet ordered a form for it. It is currently on the salt table. Thank you!