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Jaguars v Caimans
Topic Started: Aug 28 2013, 08:05 AM (2,581 Views)
Lycaon
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Greetings from the Pantanal, where the Visionary Wild group I'm leading along with Jeff Foott has photographed jaguars in the wild each of the last five days, with multiple sightings most days. This individual, a male nicknamed "Mick Jaguar" by local biologists, surprised us by stalking and taking down a seven-foot caiman within 25 meters of us. It was an event I will never forget!
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Amazing photo, thanks for sharing Lyacon.
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Lycaon
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No problem! It was a really cool photo still. More reason for me to like the Jag, it is already my favorite cat. (Took the crown from the mountain lion).
Maybe if if I get the opportunity to work with a wild living cougar I might change my mind again B-)
I noted living as the only one I have seen was dead due to unknown causes.
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tigerburningbright
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Looks like a pretty good sized Cayman aswell

Seems like it was ambush through with the "stalked" comment in the description...Still cool through
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StoJa
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Aug 28 2013, 10:56 AM
Looks like a pretty good sized Cayman aswell

Seems like it was ambush through with the "stalked" comment in the description...Still cool through
What is that supposed to even mean? Is the jag supposed to walk right up to the caiman and challenge it to a face to face fight or something? He was hunting it not getting into a bar fight with it. rolleyes
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Aug 28 2013, 12:04 PM
tigerburningbright
Aug 28 2013, 10:56 AM
Looks like a pretty good sized Cayman aswell

Seems like it was ambush through with the "stalked" comment in the description...Still cool through
What is that supposed to even mean? Is the jag supposed to walk right up to the caiman and challenge it to a face to face fight or something? He was hunting it not getting into a bar fight with it. rolleyes
Doesn't mean anything oh smart one. Just making it clear that this was simply an act of predation...Not a fight like is commonly discussed on these forums...but I dont doubt that that Jag would have won even if it was face to face.

This is generally an animal fight forum silly pants....So this important distinction should be made
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kuri
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one of the best photos!
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Nice photo! Can't say I'm not envious of an expedition in the Pantanal, especially with these sorts of pictures.
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thats awesome!
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"Mick Jaguar"...awesome name!
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Truly awesome, does anyone know what species of caiman that is?
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blaze
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The spectacled caiman is the only caiman that lives in the pantanal, as far as I'm aware.

Edit: I might be wrong, let me check.

I feel ignorant haha, it could be also a black caiman, I'm not really sure.
Edited by blaze, Aug 29 2013, 03:56 AM.
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k9boy
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Amazing find dude. We need more documentarys on jaguars. Only seen one.
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Aug 29 2013, 03:58 AM
Amazing find dude. We need more documentarys on jaguars. Only seen one.
Agreed, along with Amur Tigers and Leopards, as well as a few smaller wild cats they are sadly under documented.

There's three documentaries that I know off about Jaguars, two by National Geographic and one by the BBC.
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It's a yacare caiman, black and spectacled caimans don't live in Pantanal.
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