A few months ago, I was walking on a railroad and encountered a dead rodent (maybe a ferret, a badger, a raccoon...) on the tracks. Yesterday I went there again and noticed the corpse was still there. The whole flesh was completely decomposed, all that was left was a clean, white, intact skeleton with some little dry hair and skin on the sides. It was a pretty neat sight.
In fact, it was so nice and in perfect condition, that I thought I'd like to take the skull back home. I even turned it over to see that there wasn't a trace of brain tissue left. I'll wait to have some gloves and a plastic bag, of course. Still, I know it's probably full of microbes and not a 100% clean of dry skin.
Would anybody have a suggestion about a product to use, that would help getting rid of germs, cleaning it good, but at the same time, that would ensure I wouldn't be damaging the skull itself? (If possible, something easy to get your hands on, like bleach, alcohol, etc.)
Any tips to conserve it well?