What it’s like to be stalked by a black jaguar

A clip, posted in 2021 by Cam Whitnall of The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent, shows black jaguar Maya in full stalk mode.

It’s from the prey’s point of view, so the drama is dialled up to 11.

It came to our attention again after being posted on r/Damnthatsinteresting by u/RealRock_n_Rolla, who named it –

What it’s like to be stalked by a black jaguar.

We’re sure there are a lot of interesting smells when you’re actually being stalked – and not all of them coming from the jaguar.

Reddit users imagined meeting her face-to-face.

My last words would be garbled baby-talk tinged in confusion and despair.


Oh my goodness…. This made me feel sick.

It looks almost apologetic about our imminent murder.

Every now and then I get a little bit lonely And you’re never coming ’round.

Feels like seeing the grim reaper staring directly at you.

More terrifying than interesting, I can’t imagine being stalked by one.

This is how my dog thinks he looks when we are playing during his zoomies.

I know this was on my phone but I was still getting a little nervous as she got closer and closer.

Sad-Freedom772 had some information that didn’t really help, to be honest.

Jaguars have the strongest biteforce among the big cats. They can crush turtle shells and bite through the skulls of alligators/caimains.


This jogger being stalked by a cougar – for 6 minutes! – is a terrifying watch

Source r/Damnthatsinteresting Image Screengrab