Jaguar vs Anaconda – is one fight that we’d all love to watch. We’d all love to know who between this two deadly predators would carry the day in case of a fight. Join me in reading the article and get informed about this two animals and also get to know which of this two animals is the toughest.
Facts about Anaconda
The anaconda, Eunectesmurinus, are the largest and the heaviest known snakes in the world. It is in the family of snakes Bolidae, which include large snakes such as the Boa constrictors and the Pythons. They are mostly found in South America swamps lakes and forests. They have a length of about 3-4.6 meters and a weight of about 550 pounds (249 kgs). Anacondas are of four types, green anaconda, Bolivian anaconda, dark-spotted anaconda and the yellow anaconda.
One interesting thing you should note is that anacondas grow constantly in their entire life. They will live for up to 10 years and all this time they will be growing continuously.
Anaconda’s diet includes fish, turtles, deer, caimans and capybaras. In a day they can eat up to 40 pounds of food while hunting on smaller prey. A large meal can take the anaconda for weeks. Just like the other snakes, the anaconda doesn’t chew its food it swallows the prey as a whole. Its jaws are well adapted for this since they are held together with stretchy ligaments which enable them to open wide open enough to swallow a prey larger than itself.
How does the anaconda hunt?
The anacondas mostly spend their time in the water and occasionally on land. While in water it is able to stalk and move closer to unsuspecting prey. Then strike, and bite the prey with its sharp small teeth and immediately wrap itself around the body of the prey. The anaconda will then constrict the prey until it stops breathing until it dies. With the head first, the anaconda will the swallow the creature for digestion in the stomach.
Did you know the name anaconda is a Greek word for a good swimmer? Yes, the anacondas can swim for about ten minutes in water without raising their heads to draw in more air.
Facts about Jaguar
Jaguars are one of the most beautiful and strong cats in the cat family. They belong to the family of Felidae which comprises most of the all the cats. Actually, they are the third largest felines living. Jaguars are found in the South America and Central America regions.
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The size of a jaguar
The jaguar resembles the leopard but is more build with more muscles and a larger chest. the jaguar is 56 to 96 kg and has a length of about 1.2 to 2 meters. It has a lifespan of about 12-15 years in the wild and can reach up to 20 years while in captivity. Jaguars are known to be very agile, and they can kill almost anything that comes on their way when hungry. Mostly the jaguar eats monkey, crocodiles turtles, fish and basically anything they will come across when hungry.
Jaguar Vs Anaconda Fight comparison- who will win?
This is one nasty fights because both of this animals are carnivores and will fight to kill each other. The one that kills the other is sure it will eat it, the real definition of a fight for survival. The results of the fight will mostly depend on where the fight will take place.
Anacondas are quite slow on land, and we are pretty sure that the jaguar will pounce on it and even before it realizes it the jaguar will have delivered the bone-crushing bite on the anacondas head. The helpless anaconda will try to wrap itself around the Jaguar but the jaguar with its superfast reflexes will always avoid the anaconda’s constriction.
If the fight was to happen in water be sure the jaguar would become a prey to the humungous anaconda. Anacondas have been spotted to eat bigger prey such as the Jaguars and crocodiles and a Jaguar trying to invade the anaconda’s territory will be no exception.