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    Another Ferret

    Just finished my second ferret, apparently this one killed a few kiwis that were being monitored before he was caught in a cage trap, which is why they wanted the mouth open.

    It's going to be used as part of a conservation display.

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    Nice mount.
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    Ugly looking little fuck. I am talking about the ferret Dundee not you. Although if the cap fits ........
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    Caps don't fit dwarfs ...Rushy
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    I take it you did this yourself. If that is the case I may have a few questions about taxidermy as I may (hopefully) be looking at getting some done in April. In particular, what I should and should not do to preserve the animal I want to get done. Its a one shot deal as I probably wont have a reason to get another one done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    Caps don't fit dwarfs ...Rushy
    On ya Dundee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timattalon View Post
    I take it you did this yourself. If that is the case I may have a few questions about taxidermy as I may (hopefully) be looking at getting some done in April. In particular, what I should and should not do to preserve the animal I want to get done. Its a one shot deal as I probably wont have a reason to get another one done.
    If you are doing a long trip in you will need to learn how to skin the face out then flesh and salt it because the hair will fall out if it starts to rot. Other wise just put the head and skin in the freezer as soon as possible and then take it to the taxidermist frozen.
    This video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidPPLsH_rg shows the skinning process pretty well, although you don't need to cut the skin at the back of the legs like he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDub View Post
    If you are doing a long trip in you will need to learn how to skin the face out then flesh and salt it because the hair will fall out if it starts to rot. Other wise just put the head and skin in the freezer as soon as possible and then take it to the taxidermist frozen.
    This video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oidPPLsH_rg shows the skinning process pretty well, although you don't need to cut the skin at the back of the legs like he did.
    Cheers for that.

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    PFBOP asked me to find them a couple of each type of mustilid – they wanted them for PF Waitakere Ranges for educational purposes
    PFBOP wanted them as they know of a local Tauranga Taxidermist who stuffs mustilids and rats
    I have been catching a few ferrets around the street but mostly they get shot and tailed for the swamp comp – I don’t catch any stoats or weasels round here
    Although I always have a cage out and a couple of Fenn6 traps – things have gone quiet at present
    So who better to find us a few mustilids is @BillyXmas546 up at North Head on the Manakau Harbour – he gets them frequently – but he is up there and we want them down here in Tauranga
    I had a trip planned to Long Bay and Billy was heading into Auckland – so we met in Silverdale for lunch and a transfer of iced bodies in chilly bins – just one ferret and a couple of weasels
    Poor bloody ferret never reckoned on traveling so far and ending up in so many freezers and chilly bins
    From what I could see – he looks like a nice ferret – weasels are in the plastic bag - it will be interesting to see how he comes out when stuffed - thanks for all the effort BillyXmas546
    So if anyone has a spare stoat or ferret in the freezer in the Tauranga area – we are still looking for some bodies – they need to still have a tail

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    the difference between a ferret and a stoat:
    one is feretly obvious, the other is stoatally different
    sound weaselable ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    the difference between a ferret and a stoat:
    one is feretly obvious, the other is stoatally different
    sound weaselable ?
    You're truly a wasted talent
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    You're truly a wasted talent
    aww shucks

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    I want one

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    Good stuff.
    Some of the ferrets you see out on the nearby Awhitu Peninsula are the size of dogs.
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    I was finding only heads left of ferrets in the doc250s....the heads were under the crush plate,everything else eaten...then I caught the big fella..only his head fitted in trap....they grow big with plenty of food.
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