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Cheetah
44.44%
4 44.44%
Spectacled Caiman
55.56%
5 55.56%
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Cheetah v Spectacled Caiman
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Cheetah - Acinonyx jubatus
The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large-sized feline (family Felidae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of the Middle East. The cheetah is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx, most notable for modifications in the species' paws. As such, it is the only felid with non-retractable claws and pads that, by their scope, disallow gripping (therefore cheetahs cannot climb vertical trees, although they are generally capable of reaching easily accessible branches). The cheetah, however, achieves by far the fastest land speed of any living animal—between 112 and 120 km/h (70 and 75 mph) in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m (1,600 ft), and has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h (62 mph) in three seconds. The cheetah's chest is deep and its waist is narrow. The coarse, short fur of the cheetah is tan with round black spots measuring from 2 to 3 cm (0.79 to 1.2 in) across, affording it some camouflage while hunting. There are no spots on its white underside, but the tail has spots, which merge to form four to six dark rings at the end. The tail usually ends in a bushy white tuft. The cheetah has a small head with high-set eyes. Black "tear marks" running from the corner of its eyes down the sides of the nose to its mouth keep sunlight out of its eyes and aid in hunting and seeing long distances. Although it can reach high speeds, its body cannot stand long distance running, because it is more suited to short bursts of speed. The adult cheetah weighs from 35 to 72 kg (77 to 160 lb). Its total head-and-body length is from 110 to 150 cm (43 to 59 in), while the tail can measure 60 to 84 cm (24 to 33 in) in length. Cheetahs are 66 to 94 cm (26 to 37 in) tall at the shoulder. Males tend to be slightly larger than females and have slightly bigger heads, but there is not a great variation in cheetah sizes and it is difficult to tell males and females apart by appearance alone. Compared to a similarly sized leopard, the cheetah is generally shorter-bodied, but is longer tailed and taller (it averages about 90 cm (35 in) tall) and so it appears more streamlined.

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Spectacled (Common) Caiman - Caiman crocodilus
The spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus), also known as the white caiman or common caiman, is a crocodilian reptile found in much of Central and South America. It lives in a range of lowland wetland and riverine habitat types and can tolerate salt water as well as fresh; due in part to this adaptability it is the most common of all crocodilian species. Males of the species are generally 2 to 2.5 metres (6.6 to 8.2 ft), while females are smaller, usually around 1.4 metres (4.6 ft). The Spectacled caiman is a small to mid-sized crocodilian. Males of the species are generally 1.8 to 2 m (5.9 to 6.6 ft), while females are smaller, usually around 1.2–1.4 m (3.9–4.6 ft). The body mass of most adult Spectacled caimans is between 7 and 40 kg (15 and 88 lb). The maximum reported size for the species is 2.5 m (8.2 ft), with a body mass of 58 kg (130 lb). The largest female was reportedly 1.61 m (5.3 ft) long and weighed 20 kg (44 lb). Caimans from the Venezuelan llanos are reportedly larger-bodied than specimens from Mexico.

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The cheetah can kill animals up to the size of an ostrich and even wildebeast by running them to exhaustion. Plus it has killed antelopes the same size or larger than the spectacled caiman. I would support most big cats over the spectacled caiman except for the cheetah. The cheetah has no experience with toothed reptiles and being so dependent on speed would run rather than fight. A mother cheetah with cubs might attack one to rescue her cubs.
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(08-12-2019, 06:35 PM)OldGreenVulture Wrote: The cheetah can kill animals up to the size of an ostrich and even wildebeast by running them to exhaustion. Plus it has killed antelopes the same size or larger than the spectacled caiman. I would support most big cats over the spectacled caiman except for the cheetah. The cheetah has no experience with toothed reptiles and being so dependent on speed would run rather than fight. A mother cheetah with cubs might attack one to rescue her cubs.

The Cheetah has the size advantage and stamina advantage too!
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#4
Cheetah wins for me. Caiman is really light.

7-40 vs 35-72 kg animals fight? 5x min weight and nearly 2x max weight difference. Average difference is more than 2x.

Cheetah has great advantage... even with it's gracile body..
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