Jaguar And Caiman Wrestle To Death

This frantic scene showed the sheer power of some of nature’s greatest creatures, as a jaguar and caiman wrestled to the death in a South American river.

In the footage and images – captured in the Encontros das Águas State Park in the Corixo Negro River, Pantanal, Brazil – the pair can be seen wildly trashing around in the waters, the jaguar even taking the caiman under for a number of seconds at a time.

Usually, jaguars opt for a stealthy approach to tackle such large caimans in the region, creeping up from behind, pouncing on them and crushing their prey’s skull in the process.

On this occasion, however, the big cat only grabbed a hold of the caiman’s lower jaw, giving its opponent a chance.