I have been fortunate this evening to come across a Roe Buck Peruke head, unfortunately it looks to have been deceased for a number of months.
i only found the head, looks like a dog has possibly picked it up and moved it close to a track as there was no other remains in the vicinity.
my question is when I picked it up it was solid bone, when I got home I tried to clean it up a bit with a bit of water but it quickly turned soft to the touch.
can anyone tell me what is the best way to tidy it up as it does smell a bit and has lost almost all it's velvet. It's pretty heavy and would need a bit of scaffold to hold it up rather than a small shield made of wood.
will post a picture tomorrow.
all input gratefully received.