Dead Animal Dream Symbol


Dead Animal – Dreaming about a dead animal is representative of something that has become ruined in your life: a job, a relationship, an idealistic goal. The degree to which the animal is decomposed or battered indicates the degree to which you are affected by that aspect of your life. The type of animal that you dream about being dead indicates how hard it is making your life.

Dreaming about animals that you care for deeply (like pets) would mean that you should take some private time to allow yourself to grieve over the losses you have sustained and give yourself time to make a plan for the future.

Conversely, dreaming of feral animals like squirrels would mean that the incident was important, but that you should move forward with your current plans. Dreaming of dead predatory animals symbolizes great triumphs that have happened or will soon happen in your life. Dead snakes represent your ability to conquer your personal flaws, like bad habits.

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Scout McRoy on

    I don’t remember much if my dream other then I kept seeing a dead deer multiple times through out my dream. it was a really elegant deer but it became more and more decomposed each time I would see it. What does this mean?

  2. I had a dream a few days ago where I was coming back from a family trip and found out my pet cat (who looked nothing like my pet cat in real life, it looked a bit closer to a friends cat) had been killing and eating other cats it would find. Then for some reason some sort of federal team or government officials in hazmat suits came to clean up and inspect what had been going on and I would see them picking up and cleaning up the bodies of dead cats, the one that stuck out to me the most right before I woke up was a small kitten. Then I woke up

  3. I dreamed about me finding dead small animals a raccoon, a rabbit, a wessel then digging a hole to bury them i also saw in the dream a kitten and my father that passed away years ago it was weird.

  4. Last night I had a dream about dead calf. Sadly the mother cow was there and she had apparently watched her baby calf die. Both had been tied as domestic animals, and evidently the infant calf died of hunger as the owner had forgotten to feed them.

    Can some explain to me what this all could mean. It’s been driving me crazy all day long.

  5. I had a dream that one cat fell from the roof and her skull got damaged and white color fluid was all over the place after a while I see that some clothes flew and fell on the cat and covered the whole place and I am thinking not to step on it and the cloth has gone dirty.

  6. I recently had two strange dreams in a row.

    One was two turtles having sex in my backyard.They were stuck together and wouldn’t come apart. When i picked them up i accidentally hurt them because they were seriously attached. I brought them inside to keep them safe from irrigation, worried they would drown. I put them in a sink in the garage to keep them safe while i worked on something. After a bit, i remembered the turtles in the sink and felt badly about forgetting them. I went to check on them and they had crawled out of the sink and fallen to the floor. They came apart, but their shells were horribly damaged. There was blood all over the floor and them. One was partially paralyzed. It was traumatic. I started rinsing them off to evaluate the damage. One had a large hole in her shell and blood was coming out. Then i woke up. Very strange.

    Last night i dreamed of pigeons/ doves in a box. Like a nesting box. I was singing aloud and petting an all white dove. As i started to reach a dramatic point in the song, i gently grabbed the white dove and threw it up in the air, expecting her to fly. Instead, she just fell to the ground. Her legs were broken, and blood was coming out of her mouth. I tried to perform bird CPR/ compression’s, but all that happened was more blood came out and these tragic bird noises. Then i woke up.

    I have no idea why i am dreaming these things. Any help is appreciated.

    • I know this is an old post, but here’s my interpretation:
      Perhaps you have these wonderful ideas of how life should be and you are determined to make them happen. But at the time of these dreams, it looks like your subconscious was telling you that it’s better to just let nature take its course. Interfering actually makes things worse, no matter how well-intentioned. Whether it’s for you personally, or for those around you, sometimes all you can do is simply observe and move on.

  7. I had the weirdest dream. I was at a 4th of July parade with people I don’t even know and bam there.was a bear cub walking around i picked it up and played with it . And there was the mom bear so I hid the bear cub aft er a while the mom bear was still looking for her other bear cub when we were getting worried . So we called people and we all had to get down they let off fireworks. And set a exploding sound box down a track right where bear cub was and it killed . I statred crying in the dream. Then I woke up and cried in my blankets saying things like it was my fault, the little bear cub that didn’t what was going on died why !

    • I recently had a breakup and in my dream I found many dead squirrels. One squirrel was alive and eating the heart of a dead deer. I remember very clearly trying to figure out how to get rid of the dead squirrels and worried they would smell. Time to move on I guess lol

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