You guys know I love Mike Rowe, right? He speaks so much sense on the skills-gap in this country. Well, he just shared this amazing film of a jaguar tackle a caiman. I’m not sure if he took it himself but Wow! That cat is so strong.
One of the most beautiful things in nature is watching a cat hunt, a testament to the power of nature. All of them know instinctively to go for the neck–even in animals without an identifiable neck–be it a house cat catching a squirrel or a tiger felling a buffalo.
This will blow your socks off!
And here’s another, longer example of how the jaguar, the America’s biggest cat (around 400lbs) can make it look easy.
Heres Wikipedia on Jaguars:
The jaguar (Panthera onca), also known in South America as (painted) onça, is the only extant Panthera species native to the Americas. The jaguar’s present range extends from Southwestern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Though there are single cats now living within the western United States, the species has largely been extirpated from the United States since the early 20th century. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List; and its numbers are declining. Threats include loss and fragmentation of habitat.
The jaguar is the largest cat species in the Americas and the third-largest after the tiger and the lion. This spotted cat closely resembles the leopard, but is usually larger and sturdier. It ranges across a variety of forested and open terrains, but its preferred habitat is tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest, swamps and wooded regions. The jaguar enjoys swimming and is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator at the top of the food chain. As a keystone species it plays an important role in stabilizing ecosystems and regulating prey populations.
The jaguar has an exceptionally powerful bite, even relative to the other big cats. This allows it to pierce the shells of armored reptiles and to employ an unusual killing method: it bites directly through the skull of prey between the ears to deliver a fatal bite to the brain.