Amazing Footage Shows Jaguar And Caiman Fighting It Out To The Death

Whether you've travelled to some far-flung places where the animals roam free or have just watched mother nature in action and all its glory, it's clear that the world is an incredible place. But as awe-inspiring as mother nature is, the animal world can also be extremely savage, as this fight between a jaguar and a caiman shows:

In case you were as confused as us, a caiman is very much like an alligator but is more agile than its counterpart and has longer teeth. So something very much not be fucked with.

Not that jaguars are sweet and soft and cuddly like domestic cats - they're wild animals used to tearing apart the flesh of more unfortunate creatures when it comes to mealtime

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

So it's no surprise that this altercation between the two creatures was a fight to the death. Captured on video in the Corixo Negro River in Pantanal, Brazil - in part of the Encontros das Águas State Park - the two creatures tussle in the river water during an intense battle.

At various moments it seems like either of them could emerge victorious - and, to be honest, we'd have laid our bets on the caiman, just because it's more used to the water. But, it seems the jaguar actually comes out on top in the end, emerging as the winner and dragging the lifeless body of its foe onto the banks of the river.

If you noticed the cut in the clip, then it'll make sense to know that the fight, which lasted approximately 15 minutes, was captured by two people - 21-year-old Danielle Hunter, a student from the university of Michigan, who was there with her brother Edward, and Eduard Sangster from the Netherlands.

Credit: Caters
Credit: Caters

While it's not as close-up as a professional crew would be able get, the video does still fully capture the tension and the energy of the fight, one we're still shocked that the jaguar won. But imagine seeing that in the flesh as well - it must have been awesome.

Danielle said of the experience: "I was in complete shock and awe during the entire fight.You can hear me gasping in the video and my brother and I kept glancing at each other with looks of amazement because it was an incredible event to witness.

"We knew that we were lucky to be able to view it from such a close proximity. Whenever I show this video to others they're always amazed. Most people are surprised that the jaguar was able to win a fight in the water against a caiman, which I honestly was as well."

As a result of all this, we've been fully sucked into an internet hole of fatal animal fights and attacks. See you in a couple of days...

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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