Think lions and tigers are scary cats? Check out the teeth on this Sabertooth cat who lived during the Cenozoic Era.
Most predatory cats today typically kill their prey by biting the neck or nose and holding on, thereby strangling their prey.
That’s a little subtle for the muscular and toothy sabertooths, which paleontologists think held down their prey using their powerful front legs and then used their slicing canine teeth to slash the underbelly and throat.
Makes today’s lions and tigers seem like big ol’ softies…. especially when their babies look like this.