These beasts seemed to have preferred the lowlands of their homeworld but would on occasion venture into the mountains, usually in the search for prey. They were able to walk on all fours and had a tail. Before attacking they would often raise their thick tails to intimidate their enemies and during combat they would use them to strike their prey. Their mouths contained three rows of sharp teeth which they used to devour their prey. They were known to have an impressive sense of smell and hearing but suffered from poor vision.
They would also produce a thick brownish saliva which would primarily be used to bind their prey or aid them in the formation of their nesting ground. Once the prey was secured the creature would commence with an unusual method of killing its prey which was to wrap its body around its 'food' and squeeze tightly. The prey would suffocate from a lack of oxygen. To aid the Gorgodon in this they possessed a strong skeleton and had layers of both muscle and fat. One method of killing these creatures was severing the spine behind the head which would essentially paralyze the beast making it incapable of moving and thus neutralize it as a threat.
Gorgodons in Galactic historyEdit
As natives of Ilum, it wasn't unusual for members of the Jedi Order to run into a gorgodon while venturing to the Jedi Temple located at the base of a snow-capped mountain. Making their way into the darkened chambers of the sparsely populated Temple, gorgodons often nested near entrances or amidst the pillared halls of the Temple, undisturbed due to the Temple's lack of constant occupancy. When visiting Jedi entered the Temple they were typically forced to face several of these beasts in order to continue on to the crystal caves deep in the facility.
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