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Raven in Snow
February 8, 2013 8:19 AM   Subscribe

Happy snow day, superkids! Here's a raven, havin' a time. SLYT, about a minute long. Dig it.
posted by Greg Nog (36 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm rollin', they be hatin'.
posted by kinnakeet at 8:23 AM on February 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


I was really hoping for a snow angel.
posted by chundo at 8:27 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


It wasn't playing, it was using the meditative space of the snow tumble to contemplate ways of destroying the human race.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:28 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


To extrapolate from what kinnakeet said:

They see me rollin', nevermore will they be hatin'.
posted by kuanes at 8:36 AM on February 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Alternate soundtrack.
posted by griphus at 8:37 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


In Russia, the ravens snowboard.
posted by HuronBob at 8:39 AM on February 8, 2013 [29 favorites]


"OK, maybe once more," quoth the Raven.
posted by Segundus at 8:40 AM on February 8, 2013 [17 favorites]


Silly raven, no matter how much you want to be white...
posted by uraniumwilly at 8:41 AM on February 8, 2013


I like that we could a second or so of bloody animal carcass, just so we could be sure that we were watching Nature.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 8:42 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Holy awesome, don't miss HuronBob's link.
posted by 256 at 8:48 AM on February 8, 2013


They just gotta gloat about that Superbowl win don't they. Rollin' in snow, I get it, I get it.
posted by sweetkid at 8:54 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


And then IT PECKS OUT YOUR EYES.
posted by emjaybee at 8:54 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Based on my interactions with them in my yard, I decided a few years ago to refer to all corvids as Hoppy-Squawkies, as I felt it best characterized their behavior.

This one will be part of a new sub-set I'll call Rollie-Squawkie-That-Will-Probably-be-Hoppy-Again-Soon.
posted by quin at 9:04 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


-Who-Also-Need-Hugs,

Obviously.
posted by quin at 9:05 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's so raven!
posted by stannate at 9:05 AM on February 8, 2013 [11 favorites]


He's acting like a raven lunatic.
posted by Splunge at 9:12 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Go home, Raven. You're drunk.
posted by ChuraChura at 9:13 AM on February 8, 2013 [9 favorites]


They also remember you, so, uh play nice unless you want a winged enemy with a penchant for consuming soft fleshy bits of you.
posted by edgeways at 9:14 AM on February 8, 2013


Lest we forget.
posted by adamvasco at 9:29 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


That raven was thinking about skis and toboggans the whole time. Well, up until the end, when things got suddenly "Hey! Dirt! Drop off! Wooooops!"

It's not all fun and games being a raven, sometimes you fall off of things. Fortunately, you get to make up for this by leading souls to the Afterlife!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:04 AM on February 8, 2013


In Russia, the ravens snowboard. yt

Awesome. But it's actually a hooded crow, not a raven.
posted by rtha at 10:19 AM on February 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Kinda makes you wonder how smart the dinosaurs might have been. Perhaps it's a good thing they're extinct.
posted by tommasz at 10:28 AM on February 8, 2013


tommasz: "Kinda makes you wonder how smart the dinosaurs might have been. Perhaps it's a good thing they're extinct."

THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THI
posted by Splunge at 10:54 AM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


In Russia, the ravens covids snowboard.

There, happy now??? sheesh.... :)
posted by HuronBob at 11:01 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yeah, the snowboarding raven is awesome.

Remember the days when we used to claim with a straight face that humans were the only tool-using animals?
posted by ook at 11:03 AM on February 8, 2013


I will not abuse the edit window, I will not abuse the edit window, I will not abuse the edit window...
posted by ook at 11:04 AM on February 8, 2013


Ironically, this is how Poe actually died.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:12 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm making friends with the corvids in my backyard. I leave them peanuts and make a distinctive whistle while doing so. Just in case.

Land cephalopods, I'm telling you.
posted by digitalprimate at 11:51 AM on February 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


...And the raven, like bird bowling, still is rolling, still is rolling
On the pale white dust of snowfall just outside my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the glowing of a schoolchild when it's snowing.
And the sunlight o'er him flowing throws his shadow on the drift;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the drift
Shall be lifted---nevermore!
posted by drlith at 12:26 PM on February 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Man, I never thought I'd be d'awwwing over a raven. Yet here I am.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 1:23 PM on February 8, 2013


That was a surprisingly long video!
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:50 PM on February 8, 2013


Poe died rolling around in the snow?
posted by glasseyes at 4:25 PM on February 8, 2013


One could do worse.
posted by ook at 5:40 PM on February 8, 2013


A mystery novel based on a group of these ravens: "Murder in the Snow"
posted by ...possums at 7:11 PM on February 8, 2013 [1 favorite]




There is this one crow that lives down the block from me and when I walk by it goes into a fit,
screaming and cawing. The other crows do nothing...just this one crow. I have never held any bad feeling for
them, I love them all...I love crows dearly and they are so smart...I think they should hold the
Lucasian chair at Cambridge....but It hates my guts, and I don’t know why. it kind of hurts my feelings.... other people walk down the street and nothing
happens...but as soon is I head for the store he/she goes nuts.
...If you are reading this my dear crow friend, and I know you are certainly capable of doing so, easy does it buddy.
your going to hurt your throat.
posted by quazichimp at 2:04 AM on February 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


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