Adult ravens seems to lack natural enemies, so they can afford to be playful. In this scene from Wild Russia, they frolic in the snow like children.
Ravens love a fresh snowfall. This raven truly seems to be enjoying itself as it rolls again and again through the snow — more like a puppy than a bird.
The Native Americans weren’t far off about the raven’s mischievous nature. They have been observed in Alaska and Canada using snow-covered roofs as slides.
In Maine, they have been seen rolling down snowy hills. They often play keep-away with other animals like wolves, otters, and dogs. Ravens even make toys—a rare animal behavior—by using sticks, pinecones, golf balls, or rocks to play with each other or by themselves.
And sometimes they just taunt or mock other creatures because it’s funny.