I was pulling the hide off this coyote last night and ending up pulling on a dry spot or an old wound . With one good pull I just about ripped the bottom half off the pelt. It was about 3/4's ripped straight around. After about an hour and 10 minutes later and a few choice words , I had him sewn back up. We'll see after he's stretched and dried how well I did. I've never had to sew a tear that big before. We'll also see if something like that can be hidden.