These are the two pelts I own, both acquired quite recently. I had been wanting to get a pelt to use as a reference for fur for a while, but I had never gotten around to it until now! The raccoon was actually a Christmas gift, and has gorgeous soft and plush fur! It's ridiculously thick on the rump especially. The coyote I bought for myself, as I had fallen head over heels for him/her/it after seeing him/her/it on ebay.
If I were braver, or knew what I was doing, I would attempt to rehydrate and reshape the coyote's face so it's not quite as squished. But I'm afraid of damaging it. Anyone have any tips in that regard?