(UPI) A caiman attacked a jaguar in a Brazilian river and appeared poised to dine on big cat when the feline pulled off a shocking upset victory.
A video posted to Twitter by the Araras Eco Lodge shows the caiman, an alligator cousin, attacking the jaguar from behind in the Pantanal wetlands.
The combatants disappear underwater for a moment, with the caiman seemingly seizing the upper hand, but the animals soon come back into sight with the jaguar's jaws latched onto the now-helpless reptile.
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Chris Brunskill, a British wildlife photographer who captured snapshots of the encounter, said the jaguar spent the next 20 minutes dragging the caiman into the woods.Copyright 2017 by United Press International