What is your chosen method for removing the hide and guttting? I've seen several methods and have yet to settle on one that works the best everytime.
Well ... your post said it was in reply to me ... but I'm not sure you are actually posing the question to me ... if not, stop me. I don't eat tree rat[:'(] ... sorry, I mean squirrel ... but I do eat those wascally wabbits[:)] & have a market for their skins ... so I can tell you how I skin & clean wabbit, if that's any help to you.
For tools, I use a sharp boning knife, a dull one & a round table spoon with a sharpened edge. If you just want the skin, you don't need any tools besides your fingers.
Wabbit skin tears easily (not sure about squirrel) so all you have to do is grab the hind leg (1/2 way up) with both hands & twist ... tear both leg skins up to the tail ... grab hold & slowly tear back towards the head & with a little practice the skin will come off in one piece, ears & all.
Use the sharp knife to cut around the anus, trying not to penetrate more than 1/4" to 1/2". Flip it over & use your slightly dullish knife to penetrate at the bottom of the sternum, lifting slightly as you cut back to the anus. Flip it over & give it a good shake ... then use your sharp edge tablespoon to scrape out whatever is left over. I wash & salt
Now, I'll be terribly embarrassed [:(] if you didn't want this information ... on the other hand, if you want more detail just send me a "PM"