11 Wacky 'Star Wars' Creatures We Love


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Rock Wart
In addition to sporting some fearsome teeth, rock warts are venomous, too. © HowStuffWorks 2016
In addition to sporting some fearsome teeth, rock warts are venomous, too. © HowStuffWorks 2016

With a name like rock wart, you can probably guess that these guys aren't anything beautiful. What you might not know is that rock warts are a potential threat to your health, too.

These vile brutes sort of resemble tadpoles that have been way too close to a leaking nuclear power plant for hundreds of years. Their tear-shaped bodies have four misshapen eyes, eight legs that are like wannabe tentacles and rough, lizard-style skin that randomly sprouts tiny spikes.

In true "Star Wars" tradition, the rock warts also feature prominent toothy mouths that lacerate anyone dumb enough to wander within reach. More surprisingly, the rock warts are venomous and can incapacitate larger creatures. Once dead, the bodies of victims become a breeding ground for rock wart eggs and young.