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Watch: Jaguar vs Anaconda

Leopard attacking anaconda
Leopard attacks anaconda © FiveZero Safaris YouTube

In Pantanal, Bazil, Paulo Boute captures a jaguar preying on an anaconda. Although the anaconda is much smaller than the jaguar, it is still a challenge for the jaguar to capture.

Anaconda’s Natural Predators – The Jaguar

Male Panthera jaguar
Male panthera jaguar drinking water. Image via Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Anacondas have two natural predators: caimans and Jaguars. Anacondas are among the world’s largest and most powerful snakes. Therefore, they are quite a challenge for Jaguars, who only prey on anacondas on rare and opportunistic occasions. Both Jaguars and Anacondas are excellent swimmers and don’t hesitate to enter the water to hunt.

Facts about Jaguars

Leopard attacking anaconda
Leopard attacks anaconda. Image by FiveZero Safaris via YouTube
  • Jaguars have the most substantial bite of all big cats. They exert a bite force of up to 2,000 pounds per square inch (psi).
  • Jaguars symbolize power and strength among many cultures in Central and South America.
  • They are excellent swimmers.

Facts about Anacondas

green anaconda
Green Anaconda, eunectes murinus, Los Lianos in Venezuela. Image via Depositphotos
  • The green anaconda is the heaviest and one of the longest snakes in the world.
  • They spend most of their life in and around water.
  • They are constrictors; they coil around their prey and squeeze until it suffocates.

A Fantastic Sighting

Stunning portrait of jaguar big cat Panthera Onca prowling through long grass in captivity. Image via depositphotos.

This sighting is very rare. It shows incredible strength. The jaguar and anaconda have special skills that put them at the top of the food chain in their environment.

Do you think a jaguar could take on the largest anaconda on earth?

I believe a jaguar might shy away from that challenge.

YouTube video
Jaguar vs Anaconda”, Source: Youtube, Uploaded: “Animals Around the Globe

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Sunday 24th of March 2024

In the case of the fight between the Tiger and the Anaconda, I did not see the winner of that fight. Who won?

Dragon 8071

Sunday 24th of March 2024

@ROWLAND HELEGBE, and besides the answer your question the Jaguar won that battle

But if that were a full grown adult snake 25 ft in length and weighing 550 lb

And if the snake was able to get the cat deeper into the water?

And be able to wrap around to start crushing it?

He wouldn't stand a chance!!!

Dragon 8071

Sunday 24th of March 2024

@ROWLAND HELEGBE, a jaguar is not a tiger they are most closely related to the leopard


Sunday 24th of March 2024

Like animals, I want to spend my all life with animals

Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Can I know more about jaguars and Anakondas?


Tuesday 24th of October 2023

That's a baby anaconda

Saqib Rizwan

Sunday 15th of October 2023

God is greatest

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