"nested away in the sod like a groundsloth"
Illustration of Megatherium Ground Sloth (c. 1920), by Heinrich Harder - Credit: The Wonderful Paleo Art of Heinrich Harder
The Ground Sloth is an extinct American sloth. A relation of the anteater and tree sloth of today, it disappeared some 10,000 years ago.
Ground Sloths ranged in size from the dog-sized Mylontidae to the elephant-sized Meatherium Americanum.