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Worrts were a non-sentient species that hailed from the desert of the planet Tatooine. These squat, large-mouthed creatures caught prey by sitting stationary in the sand and then using their long tongues to wrap around passing rodents or insects.

Biology and appearanceEdit

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Worrts were squat quadrupeds with bulbous eyes.

Worrts were squat, ridge-backed creatures whose appearance bore similarities to that of chubas. They had brown, warty skin and measured 1.50 meters in height.[3] They were quadrupeds with dexterous forelimbs. A worrt's head featured a pair of sensitive cranial palps, two bulbous eyes[5] that could be yellow in hue,[3] two nostrils, and a large mouth. That mouth contained a long tongue,[3] and strong teeth laced with a venom[5] potent enough to kill a bantha.[7]

Behavior and intelligenceEdit

Worrts were predatory creatures who fed mostly on insects and rodents.[3] When hungry, a worrt would settle into the sand, becoming undistinguishable from a rocky outcropping, and wait for a prey to pass by it.[1] When its victim came close enough, the predator threw its tongue out of its mouth and wrapped it around the prey. The worrt's tongue then snapped back, throwing the food down its throat.[4]



A worrt lived near the Palace of Jabba the Hutt.

The chuba-like worrts lived in the desertic wastes of Tatooine,[3] a suns-scorched planet located in the Outer Rim Territories. The most notable worrt in the galaxy may have been the one lived on the road to Jabba the Hutt's Palace in the Dune Sea of Tatooine[3] around the time of the Battle of Endor.[4] Around thirty years after that battle, a Nu-Cosian traveling merchant and storyteller named Bobbajo kept a worrt named J'Rrosch as a pet.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

A worrt first appeared in the 1983 movie Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the third installment in the original trilogy of Star Wars. Like many of the creatures seen at Jabba's Palace in the movie, the worrt was portrayed by a puppet. Its production nickname was simply "road creature."[8]



Notes and referencesEdit

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