You often hear that it’s the little things in life that truly matter, and this coyote seems to have taken that sentiment to heart.

Caught on camera by YouTuber Evnissyen, this coyote is having a ball (see what we did there?) playing fetch with himself. After finding a dog toy on top of a hill in Ontario, the little canid proceeded to give the ball a head start by pushing it over the edge. Then, the chase was on!

Coyotes and other wild animals often enjoy a little playtime, whether it’s by themselves like our friend here, or rough housing with each other. This kind of play is not only fun for the animals, but also a great way to practise their hunting and survival skills. 


Top header image: Chris Smith/Flickr