The Klatooine paddy frog was one of Jabba the Hutt's favorite snacks. In his palace, Jabba kept a special aquarium to the left of his dais in which the creatures were kept along with other amphibious delicacies. As with gorgs, the Hutt preferred to keep these creatures alive for consumption.
Jabba's chef Porcellus placed the frogs in flavored brandy to suppress their natural aggression.
Biology and appearance
The Klatooine paddy frog had a green lower body, a reddish-brown head, and opaque eyes. It possessed external gills to aid it in breathing underwater. When panicking, such as when about to be eaten, it uttered a high-pitched scream.
Behind the scenes
Klatooine paddy frogs first appeared in the film Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Although made out of rubber in the scene where Jabba ate one, in other appearances it was portrayed by a real frog. Toby Philpott, one of the puppeteers for Jabba, recalled that the frog used was a giant from the Zoo, possibly of African origin, although he wasn't quite certain whether it was a frog or a toad. He commented that during filming, it once jumped out of the prop where it was to be "eaten" by Jabba, and caused a commotion that he deduced from hearing the panic, but was unable to actually witness due to being in the Jabba costume.
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