Smart and social, crows have adapted very well to our cities and to the human world around them.

The intelligence of crows has been well documented by researchers, and it seems that we’re constantly amazed at their abilities.

What’s even more astonishing, however, is when ordinary people like you and me catch crows in our own neighborhoods not only using their masterful mind skills to solve problems but for the sole purpose of having fun. The video below is a case in point. Watch as one family captured an inventive crow that fabricated a sled out of a mayonnaise jar lid and used it to slide down a rooftop “hill”—just for the heck of it.

Seeing how much fun this clever corvid can manufacture in winter, I only wish I could see what he’s got up his sleeve (or wing!) for spring.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,