- "Be careful. They're very poisonous."
- ―Jango Fett
Kouhuns were small anthropods that were able to deliver a deadly poison to their victims. They were employed by assassins as they were lethal, difficult to trace, and could be dispatched remotely, whereupon the creatures instinctively sought out the body heat of their target. Kouhuns were from the planet Indoumodo and grew to a length of 30 centimeters.[source?]
Bounty hunter Zam Wesell used a pair of kouhuns in her second attempt to assassinate Senator Padmé Amidala while on Coruscant. The creatures were given to her by her colleague Jango Fett, who felt that a more subtle approach would succeed in finally killing the senator. The creatures were loaded into an ASN-121 droid, which flew to Amidala's apartment, cut through her bedroom window and quietly released the pair of deadly creatures into her room. The kouhuns fell onto the floor and started making their way to the sleeping Amidala's bed. When R2-D2, who was in the senator's room guarding her, detected something and turned on his lights to scan the room, the kouhuns froze. Once the droid went dark, they crawled up to where the senator slept. Anakin Skywalker, who was in the next room, was able to perceive through the Force that Amidala was in deadly peril. He quickly rushed into Amidala's chamber and deftly sliced the creatures in half with a couple swings of his lightsaber.
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