These are eight of the nineteen possums I got at the auction yesterday (all of them were killed by local trappers). I tried fleshing some this morning, and found out two things: that possums have a very consistent layer of fat, and that the skin is ridiculously easy to tear. Hopefully by possum #5 or so I'll have a technique down, but I've already practically destroyed one of them. I'm hoping that once they're tanned, I can sell them for maybe $15-$25 each? Maybe? I still have to do the math to see how much I have to charge bare minimum to turn a small profit. But now I see why no one here on dA sells possums -- they're a pain to flesh x.x
The possums on the right are female, the ones on the left are male. Feel free to ask questions.
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