Eli5: when skinning an animal what happens to the butthole? Is there a hole where the butt was?

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Eli5: when skinning an animal what happens to the butthole? Is there a hole where the butt was?

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It kinda depends on how it’s done. In skinning without gutting, there’s still a butthole, the skinner cuts the skin around it so that the anus and intestines separate. With gutting, the anus is removed with the colon and intestines, and the carcass is ready to be cut in half.

Generally you’ll disembowel an animal before skinning. The skin and large intestine will be cut and trimmed around the anus.

Most skins and furs are then cut into more regular panels and shapes before use.

There is a hole / gap at the top of the rear legs.