You wouldn’t think that bringing the fight to a creature that lives in the water would be all that smart, but this jaguar must have had a pretty good plan to take down this caiman.
Big cats are excellent hunters, and are often considered to be one of the best and fastest predators that roam the Earth. The jaguar is the third largest cat species in the entire animal kingdom, and is equipped with the alleged fifth strongest bite on the planet.
When hunting, jaguars utilize this biting ability to immediately finish off other mammals by going straight for the head, and their jaw and teeth are so strong together that they can crack the shells of turtles and tortoises with ease.
In this video, the big cat decided to use its overwhelming strength to go into the water and take out a caiman. From the family Alligatoridae, these beasts are known for their impressive bite as well, but the jaguar got the best of it (in a setting where the caiman should have had the advantage) and brutally ended the reptile’s life.
The clip shows the jaguar emerging from underneath the murky water with the caiman in its teeth, showcasing its undeniable strength by holding up the gator as it contorts its body. Seeing the big cat drag the scaly reptile up the steep embankment is scary, considering how easy it made it look.
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This jaguar demonstrated the meaning of the term power, dragging this 8 ft long, 74 toothed, chunk of contracting muscle out of the water. Jaguars have the 5th strongest bite in the entire animal kingdom