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Is Jaguar capable of killing big crocodiles ?

johnny rex Offline
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(10-29-2019, 08:37 AM)DinoFan83 Wrote:
(10-29-2019, 08:35 AM)johnny rex Wrote:
(10-29-2019, 06:49 AM)Pckts Wrote:
(10-29-2019, 06:01 AM)DinoFan83 Wrote:
(10-29-2019, 04:30 AM)Pckts Wrote:
(10-29-2019, 04:10 AM)DinoFan83 Wrote:
(10-29-2019, 03:55 AM)Pckts Wrote: 1: Trust me, when you go through the Black River, you see 100s of giant caiman, they aren't rare. Caimans are literally everywhere in the Pantanal, they're the equivalent of Chital in India or Wildebeest in Africa and they are by far the most preyed on animal by Jaguars.
2: In regards to size hunted by Jaguar, it's more to do about opportunity, when Jags hunt they swim and stalk through dense Bush, the second they see anything move they pounce, while I'm sure they prefer smaller easier prey to some extent it certainly doesnt stop them from hunting anything they can get a hold of.

1: That is true. But from what we know and see they take small caimans the vast, vast, vast majority of the time.
2: I would think that it's rather easy to ambush a similar sized or slightly larger caiman among the weeds

Where are you getting "small caiman majority of the time?"
You really should look through the Jaguar predation thread, most caiman preyed on are good sized animals, definitely not what I'd consider small.

A lot of those caimans look similar to or smaller in weight than the jaguars. Maybe it's just me, but I'm trying to look at what both might weigh and not visual size

Considering Jaguars can easily surpass 100kg while Caiman only reach that weight for the largest individuals, they should look larger for the most part. Also the fact that Jaguars are much stouter in length, they're going to look much more dense. Like any big cat compared to Crocodiles, the big cat has more weight per inch.
But to think these Caiman aren't large is a mistake..

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This is a Jaguar pair preying on a large Black Caiman as well although I believe it to be staged.

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I hope you also watched the videos of the Jaguars preying on Caiman in the deep water then bringing them up the bank with little issue?

The video of the last picture is down below. The black caiman could be a female or a young one judging by the size.

*Not sure if it is really a black caiman though, because its head configuration looks like the head of typical Yacare caimans.


I think that's staged......

I think so.

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RE: Is Jaguar capable of killing big crocodiles ? - johnny rex - 10-29-2019, 08:43 AM

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