Jaguar attack on caiman by Leighton Lum

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MAKE IT SNAPPY...... A jaguar battles with a thrashing caiman in the Cuiaba River of Brazil in an attack that only lasted a minute.  The brief but dramatic battle was observed in the Pantanal in Brazil, which is the largest wetlands in the world.<br />
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The jaguar had the adult Yacare Caiman, which was around 8ft long, by the neck before dragging it back to land.<br />
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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 caimen 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.  It then took another 2 minutes to drag the carcass out of the river and up the bank out of sight from us."<br />
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"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."<br />
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