Today there was a raccoon hide laying on the kitchen counter. That's right, the skin and fur of a dead raccoon. Don't worry, it has been completely cleaned and tanned (made into leather) so there's no harm or danger in touching it... or wearing it :)
The hide was never cut down the center so it makes a great hand puppet!
It's only the skin and fur, all of the organs and bones have been removed.
A look at the leather under the fur. The leather and fur are both really soft!
The raccoon's tail
It makes a great scarf...
...or a great hat :) Just like Davy Crockett!