May 22, 2006

Slowly, so slowly ...

Behold the tree sloth. They only come down from the trees once a week, and then only to defecate - so you can guess what this fellow is up to. They move so slowly that they actually grow algae on their fur (see that green tinge?).

A nightmare of mine would involve me being tied to the ground and watching this guy slowly, so painfully slowly, crawling towards me.

Thanks, Julie, for reminding us all of this freaky animal.

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