Jaguar Struggles To Pull Huge Caiman Out Of River

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The fact that jaguars used to roam freely through parts of the US is terrifying (And some folks think they should be reintroduced), but knowing they still live around people in South America is downright chilling.

Jags are the largest wild cat in the Americas, with adult males reaching 6 feet in length and weighing up to 250 pounds. These cats are extremely athletic and powerful, as we saw when this guy dove from a cliffside and pulled a caiman out of the water.

But alas, strength does have its limits, like we see in this video of a jaguar trying to pull an enormous caiman out of the river and up a steep bank.

Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the actual attack, but the video starts with the jag attempting to pick up the mostly lifeless caiman and carry it away to feast. Problem is, the caiman is enormous…

Seriously, this guy had to be pushing 450lbs, just look at how thick its neck and tail are.

The jaguar was forced to try multiple spots on the bank, each time coming close but was just unable to get it over the top of the bank. Finally, with a carnal push, it’s able to get to the top and pull the now deceased caiman to its final resting place.

If this doesn’t show you where we’d be on the food chain with out tools and technology, I don’t know what will…

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock