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hi there bk 15 strong 250lb athletic men vs polar bear.ten john cenas vs large male silverback gorilla.40ft green anaconda vs 1500lb male kodiak bear.(i know snakes don't get that big,just hypothetical)a small male chimp vs one john cena.three 70kg leopards vs 250kg lion.26ft green anaconda vs 250kg lion.26ft green anaconda vs 150kg lioness.30ft green anaconda vs 250kg siberian tiger.30ft anaconda vs 500lb giant forest hog.all the snake matches on land and in shallow water.thanks again bk:)

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Hello Chris.


15 strong athletic men (250lb each) vs polar bear: The polar bear will weigh as much as 6 of these men.  Polar bears are immensely powerful carnivores from nose to tail, and demonstrate this power in many ways (battling walruses, pulling heavy seals out of the water, busting holes through thick ice, etc.).  They are also armed with huge jaws and large paws (with 2" curved claws).  As strong as the men will be as a group, the bear will have more strength in its body than all 15 of them combined.  The men won't have the means to easily wound the polar bear (and will likely get in each other's way attempting it), and won't stand up well to the swiping claws, slashing claws, and crunching jaws of the ursid.  The polar bear's solid stamina will allow it to battle strongly against the men until all of them are repelled.  Polar bear wins.

10 John Cenas vs large male silverback gorilla: Each John Cena will stand 6'1" and weigh about 109kg.  A large silverback gorilla can weigh over 208kg, which is almost twice as much as Jon Cena's weight.  John Cena's profession requires him to be in great physical shape, and his strength and athleticism will serve him well in this battle.  However, a silverback gorilla is charged with the protection of his troop, and will defend to the death from intruders.  It has powerful arms that can span almost 2.6m wide, very strong jaws armed with sharp canines, and much greater pound-for-pound strength than any human.  The gorilla can easily injure/disable any John Cena that gets close, and the John Cenas won't be able to use their collective efforts to subdue the ape before seeing a reduction in their numbers.  It is possible for the John Cenas to hold the gorilla in place if they grab it at once (in key spots) and hold on tight, but they won't be able to advance to the application of effective offense from this position.  Trying to punch/kick the gorilla will give the ape the spacing to counter-attack, and the damage it inflicts will be greater than the damage the John Cenas inflict.  10 John Cenas is a lot of muscle, but they will get in each other's way as the battle ensues.  I can't rule out the possibility of them succeeding on occasion, but the odds will be slightly against them.  Edge to silverback gorilla.

40ft green anaconda vs 1500lb male Kodiak bear: A 40ft anaconda will likely outweigh the Kodiak bear (there is a lot of variation in the weights of constrictors of similar lengths).  Titanoboa was believed to exceed 40ft in length, and may have weighed well over a ton (but may have been stouter than a modern anaconda).  Anacondas are excellent ambush predators, but are poor face-to-face fighters on land.  Being on land reduces their mobility & stamina, and can make them vulnerable against a mobile animal of similar size without the benefit of an ambush.  Kodiak bears are powerful mammals with strong jaws & long claws that can cause significant damage to an adversary.  They also have great stamina, which aids them in battle.  The anaconda may try to bite the bear with its backward-pointing teeth (to create an anchoring point) and pull its coils around it, but the bear will have the means to easily thwart the snake's efforts with its weaponry.  In shallow water, the anaconda will fare better.  Its mobility & stamina will improve, and it will be able to battle more effectively.  However, as long as the water isn't too deep, the Kodiak bear will be able to use its claws & teeth to injure the anaconda, and will have enough flexibility to avoid the coils most of the time.  A lot of this depends on how much heavier the anaconda is and how deep the water is.  Water depth great enough to impede the Kodiak bear's movement will sway things into the anaconda's favor, as will a large weight advantage.  Kodiak wins on land; close to 50/50 in shallow water.

small male chimp vs John Cena: This depends somewhat on the size of the small male chimpanzee.  A large male chimpanzee will typically weigh about 59kg, and a small one may not exceed 45kg.  Chimpanzees mainly use intimidation and bluffing (in a group) during a hostile encounter, and aren't practiced at taking on other species one-on-one.  However, they are stronger than any human pound-for-pound, and can injure an adversary with their bites.  John Cena is strong, athletic, & capable, but will need a lot of mental discipline to subdue a chimpanzee.  A small male chimpanzee may be a subadult, and may not be as formidable for its size than a large male chimpanzee.  With a decent size advantage, John Cena will have a decent chance here.  He will need to control the grabbing hands & bite of the ape, and attempt to use punches/kicks/holds to overcome it.  Close battle, but I think Cena will be OK more times than not.  He might not be able to finish the chimpanzee, but should be able to subdue it.  Edge to John Cena.

3 leopards (70kg each) vs lion (250kg): Each of these big cats bring impressive attributes to the table (quickness, agility, athleticism, jaws & claws, finishing know-how, etc.), and each battle various opponents in their African habitats.  Leopards are solitary hunters, and 3 won't readily combine their efforts to battle a common opponent.  Even if the 3 leopards in this scenario work together as a team, this lion will be too large & powerful for them to contend with.  The lion's weaponry will enable it to easily disable any leopard that gets too close, and the leopards won't have the strength to hold the much larger lion in a favorable position.  Lion wins.

26ft green anaconda vs lion (250kg): The anaconda will likely weigh a little bit less than the lion.  Anacondas aren't mobile enough to consistently land a bite on a lion or avoid the lion's offense, and even if it lands a bite, it won't be able to hold onto the lion and attempt to coil it due to the lion's power, agility, and quick reflexes.  Even a shallow water battle will be a challenge for the anaconda.  As long as the lion can maintain his footing and maneuver close to how well he maneuvers on land, he should be able to overpower the snake more times than not.  Lion wins on land; has edge in water.   

26ft green anaconda vs lioness (150kg): The anaconda will likely weigh a little bit more than the lioness.  Anacondas don't have the mobility or stamina to be great fighters against similar-sized animals on land.  The lioness will be quick & agile enough to get into a position to bite the head/spine of the anaconda, and its reflexes will allow it to avoid getting coiled.  Shallow water will greatly improve the anaconda's mobility & stamina, and it will have a greater chance to snare the lioness at some point.  The lioness can win if the water's depth doesn't impede its movement, but anything deeper than 2ft will make it a dangerous venture.  Lioness wins on land; anaconda has slight edge in shallow water.

30ft green anaconda vs Siberian tiger (250kg):  The anaconda will weigh more than the Siberian tiger; perhaps as much as 25% more.  Siberian tigers are practiced at dealing with large animals (suids, cervids, even ursids), but don't encounter constrictors.  Even so, the tiger will be too fast, agile, and well-armed to lose to this snake on land.  This is a huge anaconda, but it will be sluggish on land.  The tiger will tire it out and land a finishing bite on the head/spine on most occasions.  A water battle will swing things in the anaconda's favor.  Its mobility & endurance will be greater, and it will have a decent chance to encoil the tiger if the water is deep enough to slow the cat down.  The tiger's fearsome jaws & sharp claws will make it dangerous in either location, but the muscular anaconda will be a steep challenge in water.  Siberian tiger wins on land; anaconda has slight edge in water.

30ft anaconda vs giant forest hog (500lb): The anaconda will weigh more than the giant forest hog; perhaps as much as 35-40% more.  Anacondas are experts at ambush, but aren't good fighters on land (face-to-face) against something close to their size.  The giant forest hog will have much greater mobility on land, and its offense (tusks that can approach 30cm in length) can cause injury to the anaconda's body.  The anaconda will tire quickly on land, and capturing the giant forest hog will be very difficult.  In the water, where the anaconda's mobility & stamina improves greatly, it will be able to get into a much better offensive position.  The biggest problem for the giant forest hog in the water will be its inability to effectively escape coils if they encircle its body.  It doesn't have paws like a lion or a bear to help free itself, and it will have a hard time tusking the elusive snake if the water is too deep.  Giant forest hog wins on land; anaconda wins in shallow water.  


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Questions regarding animal conflicts within realistic or unrealistic settings are welcome; my strength lies in medium-to-large species. Small animals (including birds of prey), prehistoric animals, sea creatures, and domestic dog breeds are usually within my scope, but to a lesser degree. I can't confidently answer hypothetical questions about human vs animal, arachnids, insects, or amphibians, but I am willing to field them nonetheless.

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From a young age, I have been interested in animals. Starting with the original Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom and World Book Encyclopedias, I have seen many animal shows and documentaries and have read multiple books on the subject. I have a solid understanding of the physiology of many animals and interspecies conflict in general.

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