Amazin' Amazon Mystery Animals

Mystery Animal #2 - Answer: Jaguar

In rain forest mythology, jaguars are more than mere mortal felines. Like harpy eagles, boa constrictors and other fearsome rain forest beasts, they are thought to have supernatural powers which can be used to ensnare humans that tread upon their territory. As the poem implies, jaguars typically hunt at dawn, dusk and after dark. As the title implies, the poem uses a 5-7-5 syllable haiku formula (with the word 'power' sneaking into the one syllable slot - like 'hour').


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