from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name of the maned dog of South America, Canis jubatus. Also called
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As soon as Thalcave said the word aguara, Glenarvan knew that he meant the red wolf, for this is the name given to it by the Pampas Indians.
Its fleetness, great staying powers, and beautiful strategy when hunted, make it seem probable that it was not without pursuers, other than the felines, among its ancient enemies, long-winded and tenacious of their quarry; and these were perhaps of a type still represented by the wolf or hound-like aguará and aguara-guazú.
Singly, the aguara is not much to be feared; but they generally go in immense packs, and one had better have to deal with a jaguar or cougar than with them.
The aguara only prowls about at night, and goes back to his lair with the first streak of dawn.
With respect to the aguara of Paraguay, _see_ Rengger's work.