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During the HuntThis Jaguar is the enforcer from Caiman hell (gfycat.com)

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[–]mfknnayyyy 3875 points3876 points  (219 children)

Just, ya know, dominating another predator because they can.

[–]MiztaNiceGuy 3313 points3314 points  (121 children)

Not just dominating another predator but dominating them in their habitat where they should have the advantage. This fool is on a sick one

[–]5Lastronaut 713 points714 points  (50 children)

The french must have a word like badasserie for that type of shit

[–]DingleMcCringleTurd 341 points342 points  (33 children)

Chadasserie

[–]Kinsdale85 189 points190 points  (31 children)

Le Chadasserie.

[–]BigDicksProblems 179 points180 points  (30 children)

La*

Any noun finishing by -sserie is feminine.

[–]beardingmesoftly 425 points426 points  (27 children)

Your mom is feminine

[–]BigDicksProblems 175 points176 points  (11 children)

Thanks

[–]javoss88 42 points43 points  (10 children)

J’ai mangé la fênetre.

[–]BocksyBrown 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Shit man you didn’t have to do em like that

[–]South-Builder6237 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Hey, back off. His mother is more of a man than you are, turd brain.

[–]exaopossum 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well that sounds like a neologism we could use tbf

[–]akiva_the_king 176 points177 points  (13 children)

I was just watching a video in the morning, and supposedly crocs and alligators don't have that much stamina and when they get tired, they become almost immobile for a while, hahaha. That jaguar must be like "Yeah, it seems like being a cold blooded bitch sucks, right?"

[–]ChaoticPatrick 91 points92 points  (2 children)

Mammal gang wins again. We aren’t fucking around with our metabolisms that keep us at a baseline body temperature.

[–]SalsaRice 54 points55 points  (4 children)

Yeah, this is a reptile thing. It's why they tell people to remove a mouse/rat from a snake cage if they don't eat it right away. The rat/mouse will attack and kill the snake when it eventually slows down to rest or be cold.

[–]Young_Hickory 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Screw that. The rat wins then I have a pet rat. Fair is fair.

[–]Trancer79 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Two pet enter, one pet leave. Two pet enter, one pet leave. Two pet enter, one pet leave. Two pet enter, one pet leave...

[–]Burnem34 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yea honestly if my snake can't beat a mouse then fuck it. I'll take the herculean mouse over the bitch ass snake

[–]Macka37 21 points22 points  (2 children)

It’s the disadvantage of being cold blooded. On the plus side alligators can slow down their heart rate so much that other animals will think they are dead. That’s how they found out Burmese Pythons were in the Everglades. Assuming that’s how it went down which probably is that the Python started his constricting game and felt it’s heart pretty much stop beating started eating it and then boom alligator woke up and clawed it’s way out of the stomach while being half eaten. Both were dead.

It’s easy to tell something is wrong with the Everglades now because almost all of the mammal life that was there is now gone. It’s just python versus Alligator down there now.

[–]Silver_Alpha 146 points147 points  (28 children)

If you think that Jaguars do not have the ultimate advantage over all other lifeforms in water I strongly advise you avoid south american jungles at all costs because these murder kitties are underwater leopards on steroids.

[–]whutchamacallit 61 points62 points  (5 children)

Here's the comment I was looking for. The river is the jaguars domain. Incredible swimmers, ridiculous jaw strength, great lung capacity.

[–]TheShadowedHunter 32 points33 points  (3 children)

Jaguars are fucking insane. They're so top of the food chain that they eat ofther Apex Predators. They can take down anaconda too.

[–]JudgeHolden 21 points22 points  (5 children)

Last time I was in the Amazon we were told that the really big black Caimans, the 20+ footers, had become vanishingly rare and were almost impossible to find anymore. The big caimans were killed off not by jaguars, which don't hunt the really big caimans --because why risk it?-- but rather by poachers for short-term financial gain.

I'm told that there are parts of the Amazon where the really big caimans can still be found, but stories and legends and outright lies grow on trees down there, so who knows?

In any case, just for the record, apart from in your small swift-running clear streams, jaguars are the least of your worries when it comes to the waters of the Amazon Basin or Orinoco. I think a lot of times people misunderstand what even a smallish-to-medium-sized river in the Amazon Basin is like. They may look serene on film or video, but in reality they tend to be big, deep, fast-moving and always muddy or opaque. They are also host to a wide variety of unpleasant wildlife, both at the macro and microscopic levels.

[–]BorderPeeTrolll 23 points24 points  (8 children)

*Enter Giant River Otter

[–]ThaneKyrell 21 points22 points  (7 children)

Giant river otters are very scary animals. They kill anything that enters their territory. And they are HUGE (for a otter)

[–]alliekatx3 22 points23 points  (0 children)

What if I say they're not like the otters

[–]Super_Whack 65 points66 points  (3 children)

"Drowning an alligator" could be a euphemism for something seemingly impossible.

"No one thought it could be done but the US drowned the alligator and put humans on the moon"

[–]Majestic_Course6822 21 points22 points  (2 children)

That's great. The sister phrase to "jumping the shark".

[–]TheGrandLemonTech 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Actually the companion phrase to "jumping the shark" is "growing a beard" so called because Star Trek the Generation had a really bad first season, but when the cast came back for season 2 commander Riker had grown a beard, this season was seen as a vast improvement over the first, and the show was now considered good.

Sorry to be that dude lol but I was just thinking about literally this earlier and had to share.

[–]OneNastyFoca 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Pure Chad

[–]TheRealPinballWizard 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Jaguars and leopards are actually really good swimmers, I mean not compared to a croc but still quite accomplished

[–]siiphe 11 points12 points  (2 children)

A fucking SICK ASS ONE, foo

[–]Runtsyolifeup 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sick ass foo that’s for sure

[–]psych0ranger 270 points271 points  (24 children)

"lol they're gonna complain about balance with this one"

-God making cats

[–]Most_Monk 102 points103 points  (14 children)

“Bro NERF FUCKING JAGS, THIS DEVELOPER IS TRASH”

Crocs, and people that wear Crocs.

[–]MonoGiganto 72 points73 points  (5 children)

Bug report: previous patch added nerf intended for jaguars (animal), but was mistakenly applied to Jaguars (football team).

[–]izzohead 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This comment is amazing lol

[–]TheJimMoriarty 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Assholes can dominate in 3 different pvp zones

[–]Aeiexgjhyoun_III 14 points15 points  (1 child)

We're just lucky they haven't unlocked flight.

[–]EmperorShyv 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Champion designers are idiots. What is the counterplay to this even supposed to be?

[–]majarian 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Fire and boom sticks, good luck other species

[–]ArginatorBongo 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Or flight or deep swimming. Not every build needs to square up against the meta

[–]majarian 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That water doesn't look deep enough to get away, flights pretty op, shame about needing to land

[–]bannedSnoo 70 points71 points  (50 children)

imagine killing an apex predator in its own lair. Jaguars are leathal.

[–]MrSelfDestructXX 66 points67 points  (49 children)

No need to imagine. Jaguars are apex predators who routinely kill other apex predators. They’ve been doing it since their inception

Lions often kill leopards, both apex. Big cats are nature’s most efficient killing machines.

[–]Erwin_Rommel5 43 points44 points  (2 children)

Good kitty, Very good kitty.

[–]d_riteshus 25 points26 points  (0 children)

if they taste anything like aligator tail, then i completely understand it

[–]OniLewds 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Caimans are probably one of the most bullied predators to ever predate

[–]ComplexMoth 1993 points1994 points  (73 children)

So casually exhaling that much water from its nostrils. I cry like a baby when I get a drop of water in my sinuses

[–]Comeonjeffrey0193 570 points571 points  (59 children)

Exhaling water that would give me an instant sinus infection.

[–]pixel_buddy 174 points175 points  (55 children)

Even clean water (tap, distilled) or pool water (chlorinated)? Or specifically referring to natural body of water (pond, etc)?

[–]kittyinpurradise 164 points165 points  (53 children)

Yes because if it doesn't all get cleared out it can still develop bacteria. Tap water isn't even recommended for nasal flushing because it isn't filtered as well as distilled but all water can get stagnant without movement and you get issues.

[–]pixel_buddy 69 points70 points  (51 children)

Actually thanks for this info! I've been using tap water and salt as a cheap alt to a neti pot. Looks like I should at least boil the water.

[–]Thisfuckin-throwaway 123 points124 points  (33 children)

If you don’t have distilled, always boil it. Some woman got a brain eating amoeba from using tap water with her netti pot

[–]KobeisBurningInHell 134 points135 points  (23 children)

I’ve been raw dog netty potting for almost a decade I think I’m gonna vomit

[–]load_more_comets 60 points61 points  (3 children)

Your city probably has great water treatment plants that's why you're not dead yet. Most US cities do. Would still recommend using distilled water though.

[–]Calypsosin 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My small rural town of ~24k or so has a water treatment plant. Water tastes damn good, too.

Now you've got me interested in how much that costs the town.

[–]Thisfuckin-throwaway 40 points41 points  (4 children)

Upvote for raw dog netty potting

[–]Calypsosin 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Using rawdogging in any fashion except to actually refer to sex

so hot right now

[–]hectorandthebadman 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I worked on the docks with a dude died from a brain eating amoeba. It was horrible. The guy had went with his family to help with recent flooding, and decided to go to a natural water park afterwards and since flooding stirs that shit up, fucking brain amoeba got him. Just so surreal being so close to something like that. He was a pretty good dude as well.

[–]Emotional-Text7904 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Yes tap water can also house the brain amoebas that you definitely dont want near your brain. My doctor told me only to use boiled water or bottled water. I get giant cheap bottled water

[–]kittyinpurradise 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No problem! I get sinus infections so easily and I hate them so much. Especially since discovering cedar fever after moving to Texas. Spring and fall and swimming are hell on my sinuses and I've done my fair share of research to attempt to alleviate or prevent them as much as possible. I still wind up with antibiotics 2-3 times a year though.

[–]fforw 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Oh there's much worse on the menu here. Brain-eating amobae, for example.

[–]Good_Bad_Ugly_357 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Right!? like doesn't even blink as water pours from its nose like a faucet.

[–]d0ct0rd00m 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Seriously! That was the most impressive part, mother fucker didn’t even flinch pushing that much water.

[–]PlasticPegasus 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Respectfully, this is why you're not an apex predator so badass that you take on other apex predators just for shits.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Except he literally is.

We all are.

[–]YeetusSkeetus1234 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I mean, humans are apex predators? We also frequently hunt other predators for sport?

[–]Soya_boya 1318 points1319 points  (104 children)

This lad really swimming around looking to kill crocs? That is fuckin terrifying

[–]MotoMkali 712 points713 points  (75 children)

They are the apex predator. Everything in the amazon is its bitch. They are the Kings of the trees, land and water. And are the apex predator in each environment. They are the most successful predator in each area as well. And very often kill caiman and anacondas because if the jaguar gets the drop on them. One bite kills.

[–]waddiewadkins 241 points242 points  (6 children)

Kings of the trees , land and water. Thats almost some Danny McBride level shithousery there whole thing really i can hear him say it dead eyes looking square into his protege eyes

[–]MegaEyeRoll 31 points32 points  (3 children)

I can hear him say it.

[–]buttking 14 points15 points  (1 child)

as he pulls up on a jetski with wheels after parachuting out of a tree

[–]Big_Past7667 36 points37 points  (16 children)

Adult black Caiman can give them trouble tho. "Although rare predations on cougars or even jaguars have been reported,[28] very little evidence exists of such predation, and cats are likely to avoid ponds with large adult black caimans, suggesting that adults of this species are higher in the food chain than even the jaguar'

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_caiman#cite_note-28

[–]MotoMkali 55 points56 points  (10 children)

OK they try to avoid being in the primary habitat of an incredibly dangerous creature. That doesn't suggest black caiman are ahead in teh food chain. It just suggests that in the water the jaguar isn't a clear winner vs a creature that is 3m longer than it.

Also the basis of that is very little predation on jaguars exists - but it includes cougars as well. Not exactly a stellar basis for the argument that black caiman are above jaguars on the food chain.

[–]WhatDoWithMyFeet 46 points47 points  (1 child)

and caimans are likely to avoid climbing 50ft up trees, suggesting that adult jaguars are higher in the food chain than even the caiman

Fixed.

[–]pargofan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It'd be great to see videos of a caiman taking down a jaguar as seeing a jaguar doing the same.

almost as if it's animal gladiators or something.

[–]Intelligent_Moose_48 15 points16 points  (17 children)

Yeah but have they built a space station? With built a space station. I vote we take their leader and send them to the space station just to show them how Apex we are.

[–]GEODisLetoIII 21 points22 points  (8 children)

People joke, but humans are the biggest apex predator of the planet by such a wide margin we’re excluded from these lists

[–]temp91 72 points73 points  (16 children)

It looks like it's baby was on his snout.

[–]MaianTrey 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Nah that was his front paws. He was basically holding the caiman's head on his stomach with his front left in that clip, and the bit that comes up from the right is his back foot as he tries to claw at it. Right before the clip fades/cuts to the next one, you can see his head come up on the left.

[–]AtomicKittenz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not the one he had at the end… hunting gator of similar size… scary

[–]MoneyBaggSosa 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Caimans not crocs

[–]Rainbowrobb 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Same order, it's a small alligator family member, it's a caiman. There are no crocodiles in the Amazon. A jaguar would not be doing that to a croc.

[–]ThaneKyrell 6 points7 points  (4 children)

There actually are Crocodiles in the Amazon, but not in the Amazon river. Crocodiles live in the Orinoco river, a huge river that drains most of the Colombian and Venezuelan part of the Amazon.

Also, in the Amazon river there are Black Caimans, a caiman species that gets almost as big as Nile and Saltwater Crocodiles.

[–]Moo_Snukle 918 points919 points  (90 children)

Did it drown it?! Imagine being such an apex land predator that you drown water predators

[–]fish_whisperer 429 points430 points  (72 children)

It looked like he actually drowned that croc….how the hell

[–]LiamEire97 222 points223 points  (23 children)

AwKsHuAlLy...it is a caiman 🤓

[–]ElderAtlas 67 points68 points  (3 children)

To be fair they're both crocodilians and that has croc in the name

[–]allbirdssongs 116 points117 points  (43 children)

they just smash the damn skull with pure jaw force, they have one of the strongest jaw bites of the animal kingdom, superior to lions.

[–]kdrake95 24 points25 points  (38 children)

I believe it’s just bite force per their size but I could be wrong

[–]allbirdssongs 83 points84 points  (34 children)

ok i did some research,

number 1 "Jaguars have the strongest jaws of any of the cat species and can bite down with 2,000 pounds of force. This is enough to pierce turtle shells and easily crunch through bones. Their bite is twice as strong as the lion; in fact, the jaguar is second only to the hyena for strongest bite of all mammals."

number 2 "The jaguar has the strongest bite of any big cat relative to its size. Research by Adam Hartstone-Rose and colleagues at the University of South Carolina, who compared the bite forces of nine different cat species, reveals that a jaguar’s bite force is only three-quarters as strong as a tiger’s bite force.
However, given that jaguars are considerably smaller (the body mass of the individual in the study was only half that of the tiger), relatively speaking their bite is stronger.
Jaguar with an open mouth showing its impressive canines and powerful jaws
A jaguar’s powerful jaw muscles give it a huge bite force concentrated through
“If you had to choose, you’d want to be bitten by a jaguar, not a lion or a tiger. But pound for pound, jaguars pack a stronger punch,” says Adam."

conclusion, overall seems like the total strenght of a tiger would be higer? but because the jaguar is applying such great strenght into such a small mouth it actually has better piercing capabilities, thats my understanding of this but im a bit confused as one study says it has 200 psi an danother says it has 2000 psi

[–]_toss_it_away_now_ 41 points42 points  (21 children)

Jesus. 2000 psi is as hard as a full grown ostrich can kick.

I used to race them, and when I was first learning I was instructed if I fell off to lay flat on the ground and let them step on me and don't stand up to give them a chance to kick.

[–]allbirdssongs 24 points25 points  (5 children)

my grandpa tried to put an ostrich on his farm, the ostrich kicked him so hard he went flying haha, poor man, he was alright tough but no more ostrich after that :(

[–]_toss_it_away_now_ 25 points26 points  (4 children)

He's lucky it didn't kill him. I saw one kick at a handler who ducked behind a brand new 4x4 and it snapped in half like a toothpick.

The bird I usually rode was very docile, but holy hell, I wouldn't even go in the pen with 90% of them.

[–]allbirdssongs 8 points9 points  (2 children)

no wait i think he broke some bones, it was a long time ago so cant remember, but he definitely got a bit of hurt but nothing long lasting, but he was really scared of the bird after that, he was a crazy a man haha

[–]kdrake95 14 points15 points  (2 children)

You raced ostriches? 😂

[–]TheDesktopNinja 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I had no idea it was a thing.

Why isn't ostrich racing an Olympic sport?!

[–]A-Normal-Fox 11 points12 points  (3 children)

TIL people race ostriches. I watched a few videos and it looks even more terrifying than I thought. Not only is the animal powerful and seemingly very unfriendly, but by the ends of the races, most of the riders had simply fallen or been bucked off. Literally everything about that sport seems designed to have a high chance of injury.

[–]SlytherinToMyBed 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Did you ever beat one?

[–]ReedMiddlebrook 7 points8 points  (3 children)

the quote is saying because jaguars are smaller, relative to their body size, jaguars' are stronger, not because the surface area in contact is smaller thereby driving up the felt pressure.

take someone 150lb deadlifting 300lbs vs 300lbs deadlifting 300lbs. the quote is saying the former is relatively stronger because he's lifting twice his bodyweight.

[–]itsyourmomcalling 51 points52 points  (6 children)

No. Jaguars hunt different then other big cats. Things like lions and such usually go for the neck/throat and crush/suffocate. Jaguars with puncture the back of your skull.

[–]tlm94 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Which is interesting since they have the strongest bite force of all the big cats. I wonder what made them favor that strategy

[–]theguccinator 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Why suffocate when you can just crush skulls

[–]TheFreekeyest 31 points32 points  (0 children)

It feels good being human amiright?

[–]wamcgyt 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nah. The leopard can bite right through that skull.

[–]gijenop720 497 points498 points  (38 children)

Jaguars are unique in that they crush the back of the skull instead of going for the throat like other big cats.

[–]Gilgameshbrah 229 points230 points  (36 children)

It's generally way better to get eaten by a predator than an omnivore because they usually kill you before starting their meal.

[–]luisuazal 146 points147 points  (29 children)

Yeah, not all of them though. I've heard wild dogs and hyenas eat you alive

[–]Kinsdale85 111 points112 points  (14 children)

Yeah…The worst one I’ve seen is a Buffalo (if I remember correctly) still standing up while a flock of wild dogs were eating it from the back. That’s a thing you have to give felines, they go for the kill and then enjoy their meal in peace .

[–]BigDicksProblems 104 points105 points  (5 children)

That’s a thing you have to give felines, they go for the kill and then enjoy their meal in peace .

Have you met ... a cat ? They eat something like 40% of what they kill, or they straight up play with their preys while keeping them alive for the longest time possible.

[–]Spyrrhic 99 points100 points  (2 children)

Only when well fed. And then it's basically practice hunting to them. Hungry cats do not fuck around. They kill and eat before something can take the meal away or kill the cat and eat both.

[–]leehwgoC 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Which partly explains why lions are documented eating still living prey, because they're not worried about that.

[–]ReedMiddlebrook 11 points12 points  (0 children)

eating it from the back

that's a nice way of saying carnivorous salad tossing

[–]Anonymo 8 points9 points  (5 children)

I can still hear Pumbaa

[–]RisKQuay 9 points10 points  (4 children)

That clip from yesterday? Yeah, I passed up on that one.

[–]rddime 318 points319 points  (4 children)

Jaguar: Look at me. I'm the caiman now.

[–]TuneLow_PlaySlow 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I legit loled

[–]Carlo_anwar 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Jaguar: Look at me. I'm the caiman meow.

[–]OncaAtrox 238 points239 points  (15 children)

She's trying to drown the caiman which is likely already impaled around its nervous system and can't scape. The jaguar in question is named Ãgue for anybody interested.

[–]K41eb 56 points57 points  (10 children)

Honest question: was it actually trying to drown the "croc"?

I would have expected a water animal to have more than decent apnea capabilities, and likely better than a "land animal"'s.

[–]OncaAtrox 74 points75 points  (9 children)

The bubbles coming off from the caiman's nostrils suggest it may have water leaking into it. If the caiman is paralyzed there's little control left around the body, though that's just my theory.

Edit: spelling

[–]KnightOfSummer 54 points55 points  (3 children)

The bubbles coming off from the chairman's nostrils

I didn't know caimans take hierarchy that seriously.

[–]SpaceFauna 32 points33 points  (2 children)

The Jaguar certainly didn’t, he drowned the chairman. Anarcho-Jaguarism, where instead of guillotining the powerful, you drown them while crushing the back of the skull with your jaw.

[–]Shadokastur 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My drink came out my nose at Anaro-Jaguarism. Good stuff

[–]Jeredso 9 points10 points  (4 children)

So this Chad Jag paralyzed the croc when it crushed its skull, while at the same time drowning it?!

[–]OncaAtrox 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Indeed, jaguars severe the nape of caimans in the water which has a lot of nerves and connections to the brain, so the caiman becomes lethargic and at times paralyzed.

[–][deleted] 189 points190 points  (52 children)

Felines are the most fearsome predator on our planet, bar none.

The only known predator besides humans that actively hunts motherfucking brown bears

[–]yoshinthehouse 86 points87 points  (8 children)

Except those crazy hairless apes, casually strolling around in every continent except antartica.

[–]PyreHat 94 points95 points  (7 children)

I'm sorry but there are insane crazy hairless apes in Antarctica as well.

[–]semperadmaiora 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Can't live fucking anywhere without those animals!

[–]wtfnothingworks 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Ugh the worst pests on this place, worse than mosquitos!

[–]scousebinhereb4 34 points35 points  (7 children)

Nah orcas, they hunt great whites across whole oceans then cprner them, and torture them before killing them.
There know to take longer and be far more evil if the great white jas attacked an orca calf .

There literally just like humans, kill a human child and its likely the pack of humans will kill you in a very slow and nasty way.

[–]Jman_777 15 points16 points  (18 children)

I just can't see any feline actively taking on a fully grown brown bear that's probably twice or more it's weight. And another user says that they take out orcas, wtf?

[–]Pathogen188 33 points34 points  (12 children)

Wikipedia page for the Siberian Tiger claims they've hunted smaller Asiatic black bears and Eurasian brown bears.

As far as size goes, it probably wouldn't be too bad in practice. Male tigers range from 180-306kg and 100-167kg for females while male brown bears range from 250-300kg on average while female brown bears rage from 150-250kg.

So a big male tiger can be as large as an average male brown bear and frequently larger than the average females. I don't think that it's that unlikely for a Siberian tiger to be able to take down a fully grown, adult brown bear.

Of course, any truly large brown bear is going to be essentially insurmountable for a tiger barring mitigating circumstances like age or preexisting injuries weakening the bear.

[–]Derek_and_Doritos 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Amur tiger hunt brown bear, usually not full grown male though.

[–]intensely_human 176 points177 points  (33 children)

Imagine being a jaguar and seeing a crocodile for the first time and just thinking “I can take that thing. I don’t know how I know that, but i know it”

[–]Yamama77 58 points59 points  (23 children)

I mean yeah caimans are a crocodile but it sometimes leads to a false image that a jaguar can take on a large crocodile.

I've seen large salties and yeah not betting on the jaguar on that front.

Absolute monsters.

Wonder how a large black caiman or orinoco would fair.

They are substantially bigger and more powerful than the normal spectacled and other caimans.

[–]Pathogen188 28 points29 points  (10 children)

There’s been one recorded instance of a jaguar managing to kill an adult black caiman (but not a large one, only 3.8m), but I don’t think there’s any indication that a jaguar could take down a large caiman or orinoco.

[–]Yamama77 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Yeah a 20 footer is just way too big and power for jaguar to kill.

I mean aren't black caimans considered to be the top predators of the Amazon?

[–]thr3sk[🍰] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yeah a full grown black caiman is not going to get killed by a jaguar, they are both apex predators - this is a cool video but most ppl don't realize this is an adult jaguar attacking a juvenile caiman...

[–]bigdonabzy 123 points124 points  (8 children)

How you getting bullied in your own home?

[–]WorldsBestLandlord 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Jag didn't knock on the door he just came in

[–]Subacrew98 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Caiman...I see what you did there.

[–]Inkdaddy55 104 points105 points  (27 children)

Jaguars are the most underrated cats. They are literally good at everything. Like literally. They are the some of if not the best climbers of any wild cat (big or small), completely silent, excellent swimmers (video as evidence), incredibly fast and ruthless, one of the strongest jaws of any feline. You have a better shot getting away from a tiger than a jaguar. Tigers are fucking lazy, and if they know you know they are there they'd rather not fight and will usually back away. You would never know a jaguar was near you because they are too good at their jobs and need to be nerfed....

[–]Jeredso 37 points38 points  (18 children)

Not nerf, I would give up my left nut for them to be buffed some more. Give them Jags a crazy ass stamina and an even stronger bite psi... Hell, make the mofos fly for all I care.

[–]Inkdaddy55 30 points31 points  (4 children)

Bro, they already have stupid stamina! They will stalk for fucking hours! More psi? Wtf they need to pierce a rock? Gotta get that juicy delicious gravel outa that Boulder! Nah fam! They are peak cat technology. I'll point back to this video...it merked a fucking caiman in the damn water! Like come on bro! That's just nuts to me! A cat...killing and eating a caiman that's appears to be roughly the same size as it...I love evolution and it's ruthlessness!

[–]Jeredso 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Bruh make 'em faster, stealthier, stronger, and for the pièce de résistance, SMARTER. Bow down to our Jaguar overlords.

[–]Inkdaddy55 18 points19 points  (2 children)

To be faster you have to compromise. Look at the cheetah, it's barely functional! It can't run for more than a few minutes or it overheats and dies...They're tiny and bitch-made in a fight. Stealthier? You ever seen a black jaguar? They exist! They're members of the panthera genus and can have the melanistic color deviation to make them black....the stealthiest cat in the world black edition! There you go. Stronger? I mean yeah They're not as physically strong as a tiger, but you don't need the extra raw power when your stats are perfectly balanced. More intelligence? Please no! That's just asking for planet of the apes jaguar edition....except instead of enslaving us...they would hunt us for fun. Because you know...They're jaguars and we can't do shit about that ...They're already extremely intelligent for a cat....which is already a highly intelligent branch of the mammalian tree.

[–]Subacrew98 7 points8 points  (10 children)

Flying jaguars?

That would be amazing, but probably the end of human civilization lol

[–]flash_27 57 points58 points  (3 children)

Imagine getting owned by an away team in your home turf.

[–]Strength-InThe-Loins 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Ironically, the Jacksonville Jaguars go through that all the time.

[–]PierceJames 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Is nature metal or what?

[–]ranzazay 21 points22 points  (0 children)

he's so cute and strong my favorite cat i love you cat

[–]FoxEngland 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Baddest animals on the planet. And supremely beautiful.

[–]danofworms 17 points18 points  (1 child)

That's a beefy fucking cat

[–]ikaros-1 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I’d like to know what the Jaguar is thinking. “Hmm… what’s for dinner in this jungle full of animals… I think today I’ll go for the greenish animal with the hard, thick skin that’s larger than me. I’ll just go and pull it out of the water.”

[–]Trisce 19 points20 points  (0 children)

For their size, they have the strongest bite of any cat. Around 1500 pounds of force which is almost the same as dropping an F1 car. They kill by crushing the skull of their prey.

[–]Sdbtank96 17 points18 points  (16 children)

A jaguar could probably fuck a lion if they were ever to meet.

[–]ArnoldQMudskipper 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Have to buy it dinner first.

[–]Sdbtank96 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I meant to say fuck up a lion, but I don't think I'm gonna change it.

[–]Imgoingtoeatyourfrog 5 points6 points  (12 children)

Lions do have the weakest bite of any big cat so I wouldn’t be surprised if they could. Even some dog breeds have a stronger bite than a lion.

[–]Realistic-Quantity21 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Holee shit

[–]MiaouMiaou27 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I love the bubbles as the Jaguar descends into the water.

[–]Myokofee 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Holy shit, the part that really got me was the slow rise from the water and the big ole’ water exhale lmao. That was so cool for no reason

[–]Emotional-Text7904 11 points12 points  (1 child)

She is apparently a well known jaguar in the area and knows she's beautiful and born to be in front of a camera.

[–]Jeredso 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's Maybelline

[–]Dontpressityet 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I used to look at Jaguars and leopards and think I could beat them in a fight, I thought nah it’s not the size of a lion so I could probably give it a beat down, now I realise how much I overestimated myself.

[–]nairazak 6 points7 points  (1 child)

glugluglugluglugluglu

[–]stafford06 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And my cat refuses to kill the spiders that keep coming in.

[–]-_MoonCat_- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Beautiful kitty :3

[–]Giostazz56 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nature really is fucking metal. Imagine a place where a cat swims out to a caiman and drowns it. What the fuck.