The elk is thought to be a prey animal, seeing the elk eats only vegetation and is not a predator of any sorts. In the Sioux legend The Rabbit and the Elk, the elk is a complete jokester. He tricks the rabbit into thinking the rabbit had killed an elk in his trap. When the rabbit came to check his trap he saw the “dead” elk and ran home to tell his grandmother of the good news. “Grandmother, I have trapped a fine elk. You shall have a new dress from his skin. Throw the old one in the fire” (First People of America). When the rabbit came back to the trap, the elk got up and said “Ho, friend rabbit. You thought to trap me; now I have mocked you,” as he ran into the thicket. This is a prime example of anthropomorphism because ne...
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