Like other large cats, pumas are rapacious creatures who ʜᴜɴᴛ enormous prey that can support them and their young for extended periods of time. However, at times their enormous prey can be a little too much for them.
In this video, a mother puma is seen attempting to catch a guanaco, a related of the well-known camel. Nearly two meters tall, guanacos can grow to be three times as large as the puma pursuing them. Given the situation, it may not be surprising that the puma finds it difficult to gain the upper hand.
As crafty as she is, mother puma decides to ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ the guanaco’s neck because it is its vulnerable point. The guanaco cries out for aid as the giant cat pursues after it, warning other guanacos in the area of impending danger.
The guanaco constantly snaps the puma away when the puma catches up to its victim and tramples it like a bull in the process. The puma repeatedly Bɪᴛᴇs the prey’s neck once it catches up to it.
The mother puma suffered severe combat wounds from the confrontation, yet it appears that the guanaco managed to escape without even a slight limp. The puma seems to have tried to chew off more than it could chew, at least for the time being. While she waits for her wounds to heal, she and her pups will go hungry.