Freckers were small fur-covered rodents that, though wild, were capable of speech.
Five years before the Battle of Yavin, Gru'um Ropple and Miramba went to Jabba Desilijic Tiure's palace, planning to assassinate the Hutt crimelord by unleashing a horde of freckers to bite and, eventually, kill him during his sleep. As it happened Bib Fortuna had plans of his own; he and his six co-conspirators, who hoped to capture Jabba alive so that they could pry all the secrets they could from the Hutt Lord before killing him. Instead of carrying out his plan, Fortuna ordered his men to kill the freckers; the rodents killed them all save for Nivek, who had been blinded and began yelling about "the plan". Fortuna, fearing discovery, shot the thug.
- Jabba the Hutt: Betrayal (First appearance)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 94 (JAB20, Jabba the Hutt)
- Star Wars: Panel to Panel Volume 2: Expanding the Universe