Police work can be tough, but sometimes it can also lead to adorable situations. Last week, transit police in Ecuador encountered the latter, when they were called to investigate a tiny sloth that found itself in a scary situation on the side of the highway. Unable to cross to safety, the petrified animal had resorted to clinging to a guard rail.

After rescuing the lost sloth, police brought it to a vet to check for potential injuries, where it was then cleared to return to its car-free home. Here are some pictures of the brave rescue mission. And check out the goofy mug on that sloth!

Images via Comisión de Tránsito del Ecuador, Facebook

[h/t Jalopnik]