How to Skin a Fox Squirrel
Learn how to skin a fox squirrel, prepare it for frying, and clean it before you can eat it. This article will show you how to skin a fox squirrel and remove the organs. Then, you can cook it as you like. Read on to learn more. If you’ve never hunted a fox squirrel, read this article to learn how to do it. This article is written for people who aren’t quite as confident when it comes to handling a fox squirrel.
Getting the skin off a fox squirrel
If you’ve never skinned a fox or squirrel before, you should watch this video first. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to skin a squirrel. You can then use the skin for cooking or making unique taxidermy mounts. The best part is, you can do this yourself! Just make sure to keep the animal as cool as possible. After preparing the squirrel for taxidermy, it’s time to begin!
First, split the tail skin. It’s easiest to separate the tail and bone by squeezing the back of the animal. Once you’ve split the tail skin, peel it forward. Then, continue to the final steps. Make sure to remove any blood and debris before you do this. Be very gentle when doing this, otherwise you may tear the skin. However, if you do it properly, you can be proud of your new fox squirrel!
Removing the organs from a fox squirrel
First of all, you should know how to remove the internal organs from a fox squirrel. These organs are usually located in the chest cavity, a separate internal chamber in the squirrel. If you are planning to eat the whole squirrel, you can split its pelvis to remove the intestine. After the gutting process, you must remove the pelt and skin it. You can use a pair of shears to cut the skin off the squirrel, but this will wear down the knife blade if you do it repeatedly.
To prepare the meat, cut the tailbone at the base and skin the other side. Make sure not to cut through the digestive tract or the muscle on either side of the tail. This step will give you leverage and a starting point for skinning. If you cut into the abdomen, you will rip apart the most meaty parts of the squirrel. Then, remove the back leg, bending it toward the spine.
Preparing a fried fox squirrel
If you have ever wondered how to prepare a fried fox squirrel, the answer is simple: dredge the meat in flour and then fry it. Once cooked, remove it from the pan and place it on a plate. Let it drain completely before serving it. Serve it with mashed potatoes, green beans, or corn. Careful, though: squirrels have tiny bones! Make sure to coat them on all sides.
To prepare the fried fox squirrel, start by dredging the pieces of meat with flour, cayenne pepper, and salt. Next, dredge them in flour again. Heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven to 350 degrees. Add the oil and cover the bottom and about 1/4 of the sides. Stir the squirrel pieces to make sure they are well coated. Cook for five minutes, or until golden brown.
Cleaning a fox squirrel
There are a few important steps in cleaning a fox squirrel after skinning. First, you must remove the pelt. To do this, make a slit with a knife in the back of the fox squirrel’s underbelly. You can also cut off the head and feet at the same time. Once you’ve removed the head, make a shallow cut in the middle of the chest cavity with a knife. Pull out the entrails through the opening and water the body.
Once you’ve removed the skin, you’ll need to remove the rest of the body. Start by pulling the inner cheek skin away from the upper lip. Then, cut between the skin and skull. Be careful not to cut through the skin if the squirrel’s innards or meat are tainted. If you want to preserve the meat, you can use it as a taxidermy mount. I recently killed a fox squirrel for a taxidermy mount. The meat was in perfect condition, and I didn’t have to worry about contamination.
How do you skin a fox squirrel?
Answer 1: You will need a sharp knife a pair of pliers and a bowl of hot water.
Cut around the squirrel’s neck to remove the head.
Next cut along the squirrel’s backside from the base of the tail to the neck.
Use the pliers to peel the skin away from the meat.
Place the squirrel in the hot water for a few minutes to loosen the fur.
Remove the squirrel from the water and use the knife to scrape away the fur.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.