Jaguar Conquers Caiman In Epic Battle At Brazilian River

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In a battle of big cat vs. big reptile, who do you think is favored?

Our money is on the cat, based on the photos of this confrontation between a jaguar and a caiman on the shores of the Three Brothers River in the Pantanal wetlands in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Jaguars prey on caimans, though sometimes seeing the two animals go head-to-head can be shocking for people. Photographer Chris Brunskill captured this 20-minute melee at around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

 A jaguar ambushes a giant jacare caiman high up on the Three Brothers River in the Pantanal in Mato Grosso, Brazil. 
 A jaguar ambushes a giant jacare caiman high up on the Three Brothers River in the Pantanal in Mato Grosso, Brazil. 
The cat wrestled with the reptile for over twenty minutes in a death struggle witnessed by photographer Chris Brunskill.
The cat wrestled with the reptile for over twenty minutes in a death struggle witnessed by photographer Chris Brunskill.
Caimans form a large part of the jaguar's diet in the Pantanal but battles such as this are very rarely observed and seldom photographed.
Caimans form a large part of the jaguar's diet in the Pantanal but battles such as this are very rarely observed and seldom photographed.

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