Sloth Tries to Cross Road, Gets Save From Cop

Ecuadorian adventurer was in the wrong place at the wrong time
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2016 10:11 AM CST

(Newser) – We all feel a little sluggish on Mondays, but the struggle was real for this sloth trying to cross a newly opened highway in Ecuador. Per Jalopnik, a transit cop found the creature—referred to locally as an "oso perezoso," or "lazy bear," WLS-TV notes—terrified and wrapped around a guardrail. The sloth was apparently pried off its safe space and taken to a vet, where it was deemed OK to be returned to its habitat, per the transit authority's Facebook page. Now all we've got left of the incident are the photos—and the debate seems to be over whether the sloth is irresistibly cute or maybe, if you've never seen a sloth up close, a little creepy. More pics at WLS-TV. (A zoo saved a sloth cub from its murderous mother.)

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