That's why I never shoot them anymore, like skinning a steel toed boot.
I'm usually pretty good with the step-on-the-tail method, though, some squirrels are so tough that you'll rip their bodies apart before the hide comes off. It is helpful if you skin them in the field while they are still warm. When they get cool, they get tougher. Unfortunately, I waited until I got home with this one.
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.
Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.
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