Rabbits are small, non-hostile animals which are sometimes hunted by foxes and other predators. Their only defenses are their small profile and their speed.
Rats are unclean animals and it is possible to catch a variety of diseases from their bite. There are many varying species of rats in Tamriel. They are often kept by Goblins for food. Pack rats can be trained to carry or drag items.
- Variations: Giant Rat, Azra Rat, Assault Rat, Umbric Rat, Telvanni Sewer Rat, Game Rat, Cave Rat, Sewer Rat
Ravens are black carrion-eating birds. Witches often take the form of an enormous raven.
- Variations: Shadowray, Snowray
Rieklings are small creatures that appear in the winterly land of Solstheim. Despite their weak appearance, they offer quite a challenge, and carry their own variety of swords, spears, and shields. Some native Nords believe they are descended from the Snow Elves, though rieklings have little culture of their own. They tame boars and scavenge for relics, forming strange attachments to what they find. See also: Goblin
 River Betty
A purple fish commonly found in bodies of water around Skyrim. The fish is poisonous, making it useful in alchemy.
Robots were a particular favorite of the ancient Dwemer and can still be found in Dwemer ruins, often in complete working order. The robots display only the most basic of offensive and defensive moves but make up for this with their great strength and speed. See also Centurion Sphere.
Rootworms are creatures living in the Black Marsh that are commonly refereed as the "Underground Express", because of their ability to swallow travellers whole and carrying them with the current. The digestive systems of rootworms are apparently quite slow, and travelers "could live in a rootworm's belly for months."