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Carcass disposal

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by RabbitHill, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. RabbitHill

    RabbitHill New Member

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    Hi everyone, I've just begun dabbling in small mammal taxidermy and have completed two squirrels. I purchased them frozen, and then skinned and tanned them myself. I am looking for some useful suggestions as far as what to do with the meat/insides after I've got the pelt! I am considering using the bones and creating some homemade forms from them, but what about the muscle? Entrails? Would be nice to find a use for them... Any suggestions would be helpful, or direction to another post that I might have missed while searching. Thanks very much in advance.

    -RabbitHill
     
  2. rebel

    rebel New Member

    buzzards have to eat too
     

  3. choo choo charlie

    choo choo charlie I feel pretty good for the way I feel

    Trash guy gets all of mine, he dosn't like me but he takes them any way!
     
  4. ladyarcher726

    ladyarcher726 2012: 1st & best of category

    heh, my Grandpa takes the squirrels for dinner!
     
  5. roostinridge

    roostinridge Active Member

    Ya can either make a hell of a stew or gift it to your local garbage removal tec.
     
  6. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

    I feed the local predator population by night and the buzzards by day. Could have been why I had such a successful first trapping season? :D
     
  7. JerryH

    JerryH New Member

    Freeze whatever is left over (so it want start stinking) put it in the trash on trash day
     
  8. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    I do what jerry does, that way I don't pi$$ my trashman off and have to find someone more expensive!(LOL)
     
  9. zachhanel

    zachhanel New Member

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    i skip all those steps and go to a hog farmer with a compost pile and its completely free but for two squirrels it shouldn't be a big deal to do what matt and jerry do, what the trash man don't know won't hurt him, besides i don't think two squirrel bodies would be illegal to throw away anyways.
     
  10. 3daddysinc.

    3daddysinc. 3Daddys taxidermy studio and wildlife attractants

    Our trash man used to HATE us. Then we started re-freezing everything in plastic bags and then just before the trash goes out pulling them from the freezer and putting them in the cans.
     
  11. Freeze and dispose
     
  12. Curt

    Curt Family Life member of the NTA

    Same freeze and in the trash.
     
  13. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    The neighbors roof has some meat scraps on it.
     
  14. Let um sit out a week then put them in the trash as cold as it is now it an't bad but i would hate to be my trash man this summer lol
     
  15. akvz

    akvz New Member

    If it's a safe game animal (rabbit, squirrel, etc.) then I will freeze for 2 weeks to kill any remaining parasites and then butcher (if necessary) and feed it to my cats. If it's an unsafe game animal (hog, coyote, bobcat, etc.) then we usually double or triple bag it, and then freeze and throw in the dumpster the night before trash day. I've been considering taking the carcasses to local wildlife/raptor rehab facilities to see if they might have use for it, or throwing it in an abandoned lot/the woods for the vultures to eat on, I'm waiting to hear back from TPWD on if that's legal or not.
     
  16. carlabrauer

    carlabrauer Quality bone cleaning with dermestid beetles

    I put mine in the freezer until trash day as well. This might be a little unlikely, but depending on your volume and concern for your trash people, you may try calling up a pet crematory nearby and asking if you can occasionally drop some off to be communally cremated. They would probably charge based on weight. Veterinarians often use this service to properly dispose of medical waste (removed tumors, amputations, etc.). Might be fine with them, they might also laugh and hang up on you. Just depends I guess. :)
     
  17. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    There is a Chinese restraunt at the end of my street. Cheapest prices in town. Wonder how they beat the competition?
     
  18. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

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    I don't have that problem because I am the trash man for a private hauler LOL. I must have taken 300 pounds of scraps, old salt, caped out heads, fox, coyote bodies to work with me last week and ever week while the season is in full boar. I only get once a week collection here at home so a lot goes with me. But I do leave some for my township guys, got to get use out of my taxes.
     
  19. Neighbors trash cans when their not home. ;)
     
  20. adkgirl

    adkgirl Active Member

    We use a snowmobile with a tow sled in winter , wheelbarrow in summer . We have a dump site about 200 yds. behind shop, it's heavily wooded (spruce fir ) also have a tree stand at site . Coyotes , fisher , bobcat , ravens , eagles and others clean everything very quickly ... Bill ...