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"Are you finished messing around?"
―Quinlan Vos, to Obi-Wan Kenobi, after the latter fights a dragonsnake[6]

The dragonsnake (also spelled dragon snake) was a large, predatory reptile that dwelled in the muddy waters of certain planets, including Dagobah and Nal Hutta. During the Clone Wars, the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi had a run-in with a dragonsnake while searching for Ziro the Hutt on Nal Hutta. Years later, Luke Skywalker crash-landed on Dagobah, where his astromech droid R2-D2 was saved by a friendly dragonsnake.[1]

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A dragonsnake attacking Obi-Wan Kenobi on Nal Hutta.

Living in the murky waters of swamp-covered planets such as Dagobah[3] and Nal Hutta,[5] the dragonsnakes were large serpentlike beasts with sharp fangs.[6] Although voracious, they were incapable of digesting metal.[7]


Dragonsnakes were predatory animals, living off the flesh of other creatures, but they were also intelligent and inquistive. They have been known to even help submerged beings.[1] When hunting, they hid under the muddy water[4] and amongst gnarltree roots,[2] waiting for their next meal to come close enough.[4] After snatching its prey, a dragonsnake would then dive back under the water.[7] They were amongst the most fearsome reptiles and were considered untameable.[2]


A dragonsnake lunges at a passing jubba bird.

At some point during the pan-galactic conflict known as the Clone Wars, the Jedi Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos attempted to track down Ziro the Hutt on Nal Hutta. During the mission, Kenobi was attacked by a local dragonsnake. The creature was killed when the Jedi Master thrust his ignited lightsaber in the dragonsnake's head.[6]

In the year 20 BBY,[8] a dragonsnake head was kept as a trophy on a Ubrikkian Floating Fortess by Trandoshan hunters[9] on the moon of Wasskah.[10]

In 3 ABY,[11] the aspiring Jedi Luke Skywalker accidentally landed in the middle of watery peat bog on Dagobah. A friendly dragonsnake that hid there snatched Skywalker's astromech droid R2-D2, believing that he was drowning. The friendly dragonsnake then spat out R2 back on dry land and went on its way.[7]


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