When you have reached the legs area, you will have to slit the skin from the body's center towards the feet area. You should make a circular cut around the wrist/ankle area to make this procedure less difficult. Now you need to cut the skin back from the neck below the squirrel's head in order to prepare it for the next step. Be careful while you are doing this, protect your fingers at all times. Once you have reached the tail, you will tug along the length of it and the tailbone should slide free.
Moving on, fat as well as other tissues left attached should be removed as they will rot, thus causing the pelt to decay over time. You have two options: cut the extras with a knife or salt them. If you choose the second option, you should know that after a day it will have a crust. The salt should be removed and, as gently as possible, scrape the rest of the remaining fat. It is recommended to repeat this procedure until the pelt is dried out.
This technique isn't the fastest but if done properly it can bring the expected results. We advise you to take things nice and slow and follow our instructions one by one and we can assure you that the skinning process will be a success. If you find this procedure too difficult you can always call in a specialist.