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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 swallowed and spat out by a hungry dragonsnake.

Biology and appearanceEdit


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,[4] the dragonsnakes were large serpentlike beasts with sharp fangs.[5] Although voracious, they were incapable of digesting metal.[6]


Dragonsnakes were predatory animals, living off the flesh of other creatures. They hid under the muddy water, waiting for their next meal to come close enough.[1] After snatching its prey, a dragonsnake would then dive back under the water.[6]


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.[5]

In 3 ABY,[7] the aspiring Jedi Luke Skywalker accidentally landed in the middle of watery peat bog on Dagobah. A hungry dragonsnake that hid there snatched Skywalker's astromech droid R2-D2, mistaking him for a living organism. Upon realizing that its prey was inedible, the dragonsnake forcefully spat out the droid, who survived the encounter unscathed.[6]



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