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  1. Wear plastic or latex gloves.
    Field dressing a rabbit
  2. If you want, skin the small game animal, such as a rabbit, before making the cut to remove the entrails (step 3). If you skin a rabbit, also remove the head, feet, and tail. (See figure 1.)
  3. Placing the blade at the anus, cut through the skin and pelvic bone.
  4. Cut up to the breastbone, placing a finger under the blade to avoid cutting any organs.
    Field dressing a rabbit
  5. Reach into the body cavity, and pull the esophagus and windpipe loose. (See figure 2.)
  6. Remove the entrails.
  7. Wipe out the cavity, and allow the carcass to cool.