American Cougar vs. Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

For the adventurous, daring explorer looking for something wilder than  your typical hike in the woods, there is nothing quite like going  head-to-head with nature’s most fearsome predators.

Both formidable enemies must be respected and approached cautiously before any interaction occurs.

Puma concolor

Crotalus atrox

Up to 2.4 meters long and can weigh up to 68 kg

Up to 1.8 meters long

Various habitats including mountains, forests, and deserts of North and South America

Arid regions, deserts, grasslands, and scrublands of North America

Up to 10-12 years in the wild

Up to 20 years in the wild

Despite their enormous physical size barrier, both species have evolved  remarkable adaptations that enable them to outwit each other in hunting  or defensive behaviors.

There is still more to learn about these incredible creatures!

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