So, my son logs on to MSN when he gets home from school to check in and tell me how things are at home before I leave work. This is what I see: "Mac brought home a whole coyotey skin" Mac is Mckenzie, the Great Pyrenees puppy. Sure enough, when I drove up I saw a very clean, very large, fairly intact coyote skin up on top of the generator house. Wow! It's got a bit of blood on the inside but no meat at all. It looks like it was just peeled right off the carcass. It's not quite complete (i.e. a chunk is missing out of one side - well, near as I can tell with it being partly frozen and less-than-malleable). It is frozen not-quite-solid (it's been around -5 or -10 here of late), so I just left it outside for now while I ask all you clever folks how one might go about preserving this trophy! I am thinking that it can stay outside frozen for a few days without harm, eh? I'm thinking if I can do a basic job of preserving it I could put it in the cat's outdoor house and they'd really appreciate it. I suppose if by some miracle it turned out amazingly well I could make something with it, or maybe give it to the indoor dog for a mat, but I'm looking at this primarily as an experiment. I did find this: http://www.primitiveways.com/foxtan/Tanafox.htm but I'm not real hip on the idea of buying and cooking up brains. Eww. I continued googling and found this, which would appear to be instructions even I could follow: http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/pubs/_l/l-103.pdf Suggestions? Anyone else ever been gifted with a coyote hide by their guardian dogs?