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In this case you can see I didn't get the two leg cuts to meet in the middle like I wanted to.   I had to lift up the skin/fur between the legs and cut through through it:

Butchering Rabbits Skinning

Butchering Rabbits Skinning

Butchering Rabbits Skinning

This is how it should look once the legs are finished:

Butchering Rabbits Skinning

At this point I turn the rabbit around to work on the rear area.  I gently work the skin up away from the meat in the area under the tail, until I have a section completely clear of the body.  I can then cut through that piece of skin to release it from the tail section.

Butchering Rabbits Skinning

At this point the skin is completely away from the legs:

Butchering Rabbits Skinning

 

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