Harry’s ferret pages
 Gutting  a rabbit.
(also called paunching)
The flesh is pinched between finger and thumb, the knife blade carefully inserted and the skin slit down the belly. Great care needs to be taken not to cut the gut.
Insert a hand into the chest cavity of the rabbit and pull the guts out.
The second picture shows the next stage. The rabbit is held vertical with cut facing away at chest height, the cut is pulled open using both hands and the guts will fall forwards.