I'm thinking fluffy bunnies...I should be specific, a prof at my school did studies of people who claim to have totems, they all claim animals like wolves horses...etc etc, very few claim animals that the Aboriginals in Canada actually used in their cosmoology (i.e. the beaver).
That is a whole other can of fish, sorry for generalising beyond my expertise without making it clear!!!
Aye. O.K I have probably done the same with my answer.
Of course I meant "those who KNOW".
We discovered a long time ago, and in fact we used to take bets on what the newby would say they were. (By newby I mean those that came up to us at fairs etc and the normal "Hay I'm A witch as well".). It was ALWAYS wolf, bear, lion (in EUROPE???? O.K if he was a born again EARLY cave man, but....), eagle, raven. (O.K. O.K, I have raven, but after LONG years with others, including twin frogs, mountain goat, and owl.), and one totem they ALWAYS forget is MAN.
MAN can be a totem JUST as much as any other animal.
My Grandmother was quite good at the "medium style on the spot trance", by which she "told" them what their real totem....ahem..."Should be". "ooohhhh....oooohhhhh....OH! I see a .....STICK INSECT on your shoulder, you are a STICK INSECT!!!)*. They mostly wandered off with "bloody mad woman does not know what she is on about".
What was REALLY funny was later. There was always a "warm up where my Sister would introduce them to trance work and astral traveling (VEY basic) from the stage. As they all had their eyes closed concentrating on the given images, my Granny would come on stage and she would be introduced as the "totem finder".
She would then do it properly for say ten people, THEN she would have the idiots that she had seen in the hall earlier have a go. "ahh ahhha, hmmm. yes STICK INSECT!!!". and the whole hall would clap, then they were told to open their eyes. The look on the stick insects face on seeing whom he had just bee clapping witha all vigour was always a picture to behold.
* Which is why I thought the "choosing hat", or whatever it is called in Harry Potter, was hilarious!!!