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This is the coyote that was found as roadkill a couple nights ago. I thought it'd be an interesting (albeit rather graphic ^^;) comparison of what the animal's muscular structure looks like beneath the fur.

Her chin looks funny in the lower picture since it still has the skin and fur left on it since I'll be preparing the pelt as a rug cut (split) rather than a case skinned pelt.

And yes, those are leaves and bits of grass stuck all over her poor body. Yes, they really bothered me. And after five hours of sitting out on the cold, hard ground, no, I didn't sit down and pick all the little annoying leaves and shreds of grass off from her before I took the picture. I'm sorry, girl. x.x

A picture of the skinning process can be seen here: [link]


Disclaimer: I did not kill this animal! It was found already dead on the side of the road where it would have simply rotted away to nothing. If you do not like what you see, don't look at it! Also, don't bother wasting your time leaving rude or pointless comments here, they will be ignored.
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Taigas-den Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa... that is really fascinating! Albeit sad, but really frickin cool! I learned a lot by skinning a roadkill snake (which is now in a maceration process...:D*
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Akatix Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Well done finding one in such a good condition too! You've got a lot of talent to have not marred any part of the muscle or anything! Even all the little ligaments and tendons are left. Really a great view of whats under the fur :) well done!
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this is really nice wow a+
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HaloneWolf Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love taxidermy but ewwwww :) still great job thought
I feel sick...
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I was horrified when I opened this window, but after reading the description, I saw what kindness and respect you showed to her, and I really appreciate that- bless you. :)
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AWolfToHerMoon Aug 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I was almost really angry with this because I normally hate pelting and such, but you spoke such respect toward the Coyote, even called her as a she than an it, that I decided to find this extremely fascinating rather than appalling, ahah. I'm actually kinda jealous of the bone collecting, I have an obsession with skeletons, particularly canine. I could NEVER skin something, but wow, this really is truly amazing. Rest in peace, beautiful girl. ):
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SinnedWolf Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor girl was a beauty, shame she had to go so soon. :<
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Dracini Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting!
Its very nice to see all the jaw structure (bones and muscles really) In full view for once~
Happy I found this c:
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ShadowkitX3 Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh god o.0 I think I'm going to be sick for the rest of my life
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dreamingFarytale Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting to see this animal without fur (:
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