Good question Manfred, I thought of it as I wrote it,(would it be interpreted in a stereotypical fashion) it would depend on the 'person's' mindset I guess and how they felt about animals also. Your comment though gave it a nicely flexible twist, the idea that it would reveal another person's totem animal and slightly expanding on the "world rich with spirits" it could even be helpful if for instance someone is plagued with a mysterious ailment that causes severe personality changes..could diagnose by seeing the person is being oppressed or possessed by an inimical spirit.
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An African tribe called the Ik throws their children out of their homes once they turn 3. They are left to fend for themselves with no help from their parents at all, and to survive, form groups with others their age. These groups only last a few years, and every so often the individual will join a completely different group.