Sloth!

Goonies+SlothNo, not that sloth.

 

There is a little animal that looks like a greasy-haired teddy bear that can be seen hanging around the treetops in the Nicaraguan jungles. You need good eyes; if you blink you might miss it. He’s not only everyone’s favorite character in the Goonies, but also one of the seven deadly sins and possibly the cutest thing in the bush. Just don’t upset him, those giant claws could do some damage if you were unlucky enough not to outrun him (if you were a leaf, for example).

I found this little guy holding on tight right outside of my hammock in the jungle near Pearl Lagoon in June of this year. When I pulled out my camera and started taking photos, he just turned his head, very, very slowly away from my camera…and closed his eyes.