Below is the conversation Mr. Figinblossom's students had after they encountered the jaguar. Read it, then add your contribution to the conversation in your TRAVEL LOG.

Teresa: Wow! That is the most awesome cat I've ever seen.

Charlie: A-a-awesome to you - but t-t-terrifying to me. By the words of its song, it sounds like it wants to use its tools on us.

Tina: Well, this is it then. It's been nice knowing all of you. It's a shame - we're all so young, but at least we got to see the Amazon rain forest before we died.

Catrina: Oh this is great - just great! Here we are at the top of an emergent kapok tree, no ladders, no ropes, no escape hatches, a hundred and thirty feet between us and the ground - and we've got the most ferocious predator in the forest staring us down. Yup, the trip is finally almost over and we suddenly appear on the dinner menu. How appropriate! Wait till my mother hears about this one.

Tina: I've got an idea, Rat-a-tat-tat: you keep babbling on and the rest of us will make a run for it.

Otis: Actually, like other cats, jaguars are programmed to respond to movement. Whoever runs is more likely to trigger an attack.

Dalia: You're all being silly. That jaguar is a kind and gentle animal. See those big beautiful teeth. He's smiling at us. Besides, the anaconda told us way back at the beginning of the journey that we would not be eaten. After all, we are destined to learn 'The Secret of the Forest Protector' and, according to my calculations, the next animal we see will be none other than the harpy eagle.

Jose: Tienes razon. There goes the jaguar. Onward troops!

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