My friend found a dead rabbit yesterday. He called me to come over and skin/gut it with me today. He put the dead rabbit in the freezer overnight and let it thaw a couple of hours before we proceeded to gut it.
I have never gutted a rabbit before, but i have butchered deer and fox.
the rabbit was roadkill. it had a broken back, broken hindleg + frontleg and also broken ribcage which had done A LOT of damage to its internal organs.
right upon opening the rabbit up we noticed the smell that came from inside it. It was a much more nasty smell than im familiar with Deer and Fox. Im wondering if this is normal with Rabbit or perhaps it signifies something else?
Anyone familiar with gutting Rabbit? Do they often smell nasty? Could it be the innards pierced by its broken ribcage which got gasses piling up under the skin?
Right now we have it in a bucket of salt cold water and we’ll cook the meat (2-3hours) tomorrow . Im interested in hearing from people familiar with rabbit skinning/gutting/roadkill