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.

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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. 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.

  2. 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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