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Khan wrote at 2013-05-01 07:57:53
I disagree with Jim here. boa's are said to be, pound to pound the strongest snake. a 12 foot anaconda has the same strength of a 25 feet python. though slower than retics, i would still back even a smaller yellow anaconda over it.

and a chinese gator is winning surely, though less aggressive and slightly slower than the caimans, these gators are more robust and have better bite. plus their full body is armoured, even its' belly. so, even a 8 or 10 foot caiman's bite won't be strong enough to kill a 5-7 foot gator. where caimans' soft underbelly will be vulnerable to CA's jaw.


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Jim Wilson

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I can answer most questions relating to real or hypothetical situations. I have a better understanding of animal behavior and specifically predatory behavior and interspecies predatory relationships. Mammals is my field of expertise but I can do my best in answering questions regarding other animals. Small mammals are my favourite matchups. One or two prehistoric match-ups is OK, but please do not focus on them as they are outside my expertise.

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Even before completing my degree I considered myself an expert in mammal behavior. Doing my degree only furthered my interest and knowledge in the subject. After uni I got the opportunity to spend 6 months in South Africa and Kenya where I spent nearly every day basically observing and studying the animals of the savanna.

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BSc Degree in Zoology from the Melbourne University, Australia.

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