When a jaguar attacks a human, it kills within seconds. They’re capable of killing giant fish, crocodiles, caimans, anacondas, and even lions. In this video, we’ll see the deadly hunters pounce and bite their prey.
What is it?
The Jaguar is the third largest cat in the world after the lion vs tiger, and is the largest cat in the Americas. Unlike leopards, these animals have compact bodies, broad heads, and powerful jaws. Their yellow and tan coats are dotted with solid, black spots throughout the body. It gets its name from the word “yaguar,” meaning “who kills with one leap”. They’re carnivorous animals that hunt alone, capable of eating anything they can catch.
Where are they located?
Jaguars are found in the forests, swamps, grasslands, and mountain areas of Central and South America as well as the USA-Mexico border. They live alone and are known to be very territorial animals that hunt and eat anything.
How will they kill you?
Jaguars are known to eat both small and large animals. Although human attacks are rare, they most often occur when their cubs feel threatened or when their territory is invaded. Not only are they excellent swimmers, but they’re also very skilled at climbing trees, from which they leap or pounce and attack their prey. Their stealth attacks target your head, and their bite is stronger than most other large cats as it can immediately penetrate the skull and pierce your brain causing an immediate death.
How to Survive?
If you come across a jaguar in the wild, DO NOT draw attention to yourself. Back away slowly and avoid eye contact, as this can be seen as a challenge. In addition, avoid running since this will cause them to view you as prey. They’re much faster creatures than you so in the event of a jaguar charge, hold your ground while waiving your arms and shouting in an attempt to make yourself appear bigger and more dangerous than they are. Fight back by attacking its face and at the same time protecting your head, since your skull is their primary target.