Jaguar vs. Crocodile, Cougar vs. Bear, Shark vs. Octopus And 9 Other Epic Animal Showdowns (VIDEOS)
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Whether at the top of the food chain or not, there comes a time when most predators have to meet their match, and the hunter becomes the hunted. Mother Nature has a wide array of fascinating creatures, and when two species come face-to-face in a fight for their survival, the ensuing battle can often be breathtaking, and the outcome is sometimes a shocking surprise.
Whether a mother cougar protecting her cubs from a grizzly bear, an octopus unwilling to submit to being easy prey for a shark, or even a giant centipede dueling with a tarantula, we've compiled 12 of the most epic animal showdowns captured on video.