I was skinning a gopher so my cat can eat it (it was a pest and we didn't want to waste it). I thought its organs would fall out and make a mess, but that didn't happen. There was this sticky, transparent substance that surrounded its insides. What is this casing called? My dad said it was mucus but that isn't specific enough since there is mucus inside the stomach so I don't think they are the same.
I think this casing is found in all multicellular animals but I couldn't be sure.