Powerful jaguar battles with 8ft caiman in Brazilian river

Rumble in the jungle: Powerful jaguar battles with an 8ft caiman in a Brazilian river as it clamps its jaws around the reptile’s neck before devouring its prey

  • The big cat battled with the 8ft caiman in the waters of the Cuiaba River in Brazil 
  • The jaguar clamped its jaws around the reptile’s neck and dragged it to land 
  • Photographer Leighton Lum, 32, watched on as the jaguar devoured its prey

A fearsome jaguar battled with a thrashing caiman in a terrifying clash caught on camera.

The dramatic pictures were captured in the Pantanal in Brazil, the largest wetlands in the world.

The big cat had its jaws around the neck of the 8ft yacare caiman as they exchanged blows in the Cuiaba River. 

A fearsome jaguar battled with a thrashing caiman in a terrifying clash caught on camera

The big cat had its jaws around the neck of the 8ft yacare caiman as they exchanged blows in the Cuiaba River

The battle was over in minutes after the jaguar dragged the reptile to land by its jaws and devoured it. 

Photographer Leighton Lum, 32, said: ‘This jaguar attack was over in minutes, all we saw was a big splash. 

‘From the time we got there it had already made its first strike and had the caiman up by the neck. Their jaws are so strong.

‘The jaguar bit through the caimans thick skin and snapped its neck in less than a minute. 

The battle was over in minutes after the jaguar dragged the reptile to land by its jaws and devoured it

‘It then took another two minutes to drag the carcass out of the river and up the bank out of sight from us.

‘It seemed as if the caiman was held helpless once the jaguar got ahold of its neck. 

‘It tried to roll out of it but was no match for this jaguar.’ 

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