Science of Survival Feb 3, 2017

Treed by a Jaguar

When at full speed, a jaguar can reach up to 64 mph. (Steve Wilson—Flickr)

In the summer of 1970, Ed Welch and Bruce Frey put in a canoe at the headwaters of the Amazon and shoved off into the current. Their only plan was to travel downstream until it wasn’t fun anymore. They had a rifle, they had a machete, they had a vague idea of how to survive in the jungle. Then a jaguar chased both of them up a tree.

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