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Croc belly skin
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:36:55 AM »
Took 2 years and 7 months but I finally got this in the house!

Now, what to do with 14 feet of leather! 
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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 09:35:41 AM »
Thatís a lot of boots , and shoes.😉
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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 09:38:47 AM »
Did it shrink a little getting it tanned? 14' is a nice Croc

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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 10:18:22 PM »
Really cool!
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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 11:26:19 PM »
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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 11:28:17 PM »
That's awesome
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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 10:46:49 PM »
Story? Just curious, why isn't the back also tanned?

Yea, lot of leather there.

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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 02:14:10 PM »
Here is the back!  (it is also as hard as a turtle shell so not sure it would tan well)
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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 02:30:47 PM »
Pretty cool. I assume you put it out there just for parties and annoying children, or for annoying children's parties.
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Re: Croc belly skin
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 05:07:55 PM »
yeah, I thought it looked better in the grass than on the carpet for the photo.  Not 100% sure where to put it.  I sent the head back to the taxidermist to do a little work on it - not quite what I was looking for.  The head is fake, but the back and tail are real.  Since I wanted the skull they could not do a skin mount of the head.  I guess the skin is so stuck to the skull that they cannot remove it.
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