mummified coyote

A Stubborn Problem

There is a coyote who mummified this summer back behind my house. I want to lop his head off and leave the rest of him there to decomp. My problem is that I can’t get his head off of his body.

I originally attempted to get it with a pair of limbers, but all that did was break the neck. I waited for a long spell of rain to happen-in hopes that it would soften the skin- and tried to cut away the skin, but it was too tough still.

I would really like to get the head ready for degreasing by the time it starts to freeze, but I don’t know if I really have the time to wait for the skin to soften enough to cut.

This is going to turn into a big pain in the ass 😂