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Watch As A Jaguar Sneaks Up On Attacks & Kills A Caiman In A Viral Video

When a full grown male Jaguar is on your trail, it’s a pretty clear bet that it’s going to be game-over if the big cat can sink his teeth into you. Such was the case for an unlucky caiman sunning himself on a sandbar in the middle of the river. The big cat was walking along the riverbank looking for something to eat when he spotted the big reptile and once he focused in, it was pretty much a done deal for the caiman. When a jaguar pounces, sometimes one bite is all it takes to get a meal and as you can plainly see in this viral video…all it took was one bite to kill the unsuspecting caiman.

The jaguar is a big cat, a feline in the Panthera genus, and is the only extant Panthera species native to the Americas. The jaguar is the third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion, and the largest in the Americas. The jaguar’s present range extends from Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina.

The caiman is a carnivorous predator and, like the alligator and the crocodile, the caiman has a diet that consists of a great deal of fish. The caiman also hunts insects, birds and small mammals and reptiles. Due to the large size and ferocious nature of the caiman, it has few natural predators within its environment. Humans are the main predators of the caiman as they have been hunted for their meat and skin.

Here’s an interesting fact: Jaguars are the only other predator of the caiman.

 

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