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Topic: Jaguar Attacks Caiman, In Brazil's Pantanal Wetlands< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Cool series of photos.

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How hungry do you have to be before fighting a caiman sounds like a good idea? In the Pantanal, Brazil's eastern wetlands, the answer seems to be "about average."

The proof is captured in an astounding set of photos taken by Justin Black, a nature photographer and the founder of Visionary Wild, a wildlife photography school.

The photos show a stealthy jaguar slowly emerge from undergrowth behind a Yacare caiman that's busy sunning itself on the opposite side of a stretch of river. Undeterred by the water, the jaguar slips into the river, sneaks up behind the caiman, and attacks.

"He lifted the 150lb caiman from the ground and trotted toward the water like it was a doggie bone," Black told the Daily Mail. "The fact he attacked from the water is astonishing ... It was reminiscent of crocs attacking land animals in Africa."

Panthera, a wild cat conservation group, reports Brazil's Pantanal is home to the highest density of jaguars in the world. National Geographic lists the animal as "near threatened," noting the creature is often targeted by hunters, as well as ranchers who see the cats as a threat to livestock.


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Looks like he/she made pretty short work of it.

They do taste just like chicken...
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It's interesting to me that I've always put the big cats and crocodilians as prime examples of an apex predator.  Although very different, they're both masterful ambush hunters.  To see one preying on the other, especially with the cat coming from the water is astounding.

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Jaguars are really quite badass.

They will stalk and prey upon humans, right? I remember the Survivorman episode where Les was in the Amazon, and he was really, really fearful that a jaguar was stalking him as he returned to the village late at night.


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Neat set of photos. One set of powerful jaws against another.

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Wow!  Just Wow!

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I saw a nature show recently, probably on Natgeo, where a jaguar came out of the bush close to a river and dragged a caiman out of the water. Also a jaguar snatching up a sea turtle from the surf. Just checked youtube and found several jag caiman videos.

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Jaguars are really quite badass.

They will stalk and prey upon humans, right? I remember the Survivorman episode where Les was in the Amazon, and he was really, really fearful that a jaguar was stalking him as he returned to the village late at night.

I just had an Arizona website mentioning Jaguars have avoided humans (so far).  They are hunted in northern Mexico ... mostly ranchers guarding the flocks/herds (know a few Mexican ranching families) ..  and likely the cubs are taught to be wary of humans in that source population in northern Mexico.


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They will stalk and prey upon humans, right? I remember the Survivorman episode where Les was in the Amazon, and he was really, really fearful that a jaguar was stalking him as he returned to the village late at night.

Really?  Don't you think that any sensible Jaguar would have preferred one or more of the twenty or so cameramen, directors and producers that were filming the intrepid Les while he was being so frightened at the thought of a stealthy predator??  I bet most of them are younger and fatter than Les.


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