Caiman Has Part Of Its Snout Almost Completely Ripped Off After A Fight

Caiman jaw
Henrique Olsen

Well if this doesn’t look straight from a horror movie, I don’t know what does.

It’s no secret that alligators, crocs and caimans have the ability to rip you apart if they feel threatened by your presence in any way, and considering they tend to blend in with their surroundings, you have to be incredibly careful whenever you’re near saltwater, because they can come out of nowhere.

They will typically fight relentlessly, until they’re shot dead, or severely injured.

And when I say relentlessly, here’s exhibit A…

In the video, you can see that part of the bottom half of its snout was ripped off, almost severed from the rest of the snout completely.

This more than likely happened during a fight against a predator.

The author of the post summed up the caiman’s mentality perfectly in the caption:

“Presumably caused by a fight with a rival, this caiman is now the proud owner of that face.

Resilience is a word I throw around a lot, and for good reason – to survive in the wild it pays to be adjustable in the face of adversity.

This caiman has been through some shit, but I can tell you one thing with 100% certainty: The thought of rolling over and dying because life from here on out will be more difficult is not even considered as an option.

They, like all other creatures that live in any ecosystem, are hardwired to survive at all costs. If that means living off of bugs and slugs for the rest of his life, so be it.”

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A beer bottle on a dock