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Jaguar on the Alert

Jaguar on the Alert

On the river bank watching the caiman activity. Jaguars like water; they hunt in it, swim in it, fish in it and even play in it. I have read that there are stories that people have seen jaguars dangle their tails in the water to catch fish. The word Jaguar comes from the Indian Yaguar which means "he who kills with one leap". They have the strongest jaws of any of the big cats, 2,000 lbs of force.

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