What’s Your Southern Spirit Animal?

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

The Southern United States has a lot of unique terrain that makes it home to some of the most diverse and unusual creatures in the whole country. From forests to grasslands to swamps and even dry, desert terrain, there's a lot packed into a relatively small space. That means the humans who call this part of the country home get to share it with a number of species you won't find anywhere else in the country and, in some cases, the world. The best part is that so many of these creatures share their world in a way we can enjoy as well, as long as we're careful and respectful.

Most people associate the South with the culture that has been established there – some incredible food, that classic Southern charm and some complex history. That's true of the wildlife, too. Some of these animals have been here a very long time and have endured countless changes to their environment. They're a hearty and resilient group of creatures, the perfect sort to guide you on your journey through life as your spirit animal. 

The only question is, which of these Southern beasts is the right one to help guide you? Why not take the quiz and see for yourself?

Are you able to make opportunities for yourself, or do you rely on good luck getting you what you need sometimes?

Do you feel like you have a strong spiritual side?

Which of these things do you think is key to finding happiness in life?

If you're at the grocery store and the cashier forgets to charge you for one of your items, do you point it out?

How confident are you when it comes to asking out someone you find attractive?

In your experience, what's the best way to connect with someone new?

It used to just be Netflix out in the world, but now there's Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and many others. How many streaming services are you willing to pay for?

If you're home alone late at night and you hear a thump from upstairs, what are you going to do?

A traditional American dinner is meat, a veggie and a side dish. What's your side of choice?

People have been riding horses for generations, but they're not the only animal that can handle a saddle! What would you like to ride?

When you have a big decision to make, will you handle it on your own or ask for advice from others?

If we took your cell phone away right at this moment, how long could you go without it?

Your friend went to 7-11 and got a big tray of nachos slathered in queso. Would you let them get in your car and eat?

Could you handle living on a boat?

When you're going in to interview for a new job, do you do anything to prepare yourself?

Ever gotten so frustrated playing a game on your phone that you swore at it?

Horror movies seem to be more popular than ever. Do you like being scared?

After a long, stressful day, what's the best way to relax and unwind?

If you could have lived in a different era, when do you think you would have fit in best?

Fiction is chock-full of apocalypse scenarios. Which one seems most terrifying?

When you get a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle and go camping, what do you like the most about it?

Would you rather host your whole family for a big Thanksgiving meal or go across the country to attend at someone else's house?

You can't work all the time. Which of these vacation ideas sounds best?

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and make some better decisions?

Say you found a slightly defective lamp and the genie only grants a single wish. What'll it be?

Would you be OK with your mom or dad reading all of your text messages unedited?

Want to order some pizza? Of course you do. What are we having?

If someone is starting some drama on social media, are you getting involved?

Do you think you're cut out to run for political office?

Have you ever thought about doing a DNA test and tracing your ancestry?

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