Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Swanage Sloth and the Jubilee...

It's amazing what you can capture on camera. I was over near Harmans Cross this morning and captured a rare sight, a three toed sloth (Bradypus tridactylus)

A three toed sloth up a tree.

So, imagine my excitement this afternoon when I found an even more elusive beast. 

...A Swanage Sloth ! (Ericus Hudsondi)

In order not to scare him the photo was taken on a long lens. I approached the animal and asked how many windows he'd washed this afternoon - it appears from his sign language that it was two.

The Swanage Sloth up a ladder

Joking aside, Coastguard Eric is pretty nippy and was cleaning the windows ready for the Jubilee Weekend, he'll be back to put the bunting and flags up on Friday!

If you want to see some proper photos of animals in the Purbecks have a look at Purbeck Footprints...lots of deer  and birds...but no sloths.

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