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Section of Site: Creatures D6Belongs to Faction: Subtype: CreaturesEra: Rise of the EmpireCanon: Yes

Name: Bog rat
Skin color: White and red
Eye color: Red
Homeworld: Bogano
Diet: Carnivorous

Dexterity: 3D
Perception: 2D
Strength: 2D

Special Abilities
         Sharp Teeth: Bog Rats have a mouth full of sharp teeth and are capable of a dangerous bite (Str+2 damage).
         Pack Hunters: While timid on their own, large groups of Bog Rats can become fierce and hunt larger targets, and groups of dozens have been known to work together.

Move: 9
Orneriness: 3D

Description: Bog rats were carnivorous creatures found on the planet Bogano. They were quadrapeds with hardened skin and one large eye, but poor eyesight, making them easy prey for the oggdo. The creatures attacked in packs, feeding on smaller creatures such as boglings. In 14 BBY, former Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis was attacked by several bog rats on Bogano while trying to reach the ancient Vault built by the Zeffo.

Biology and appearance
Bog rats were a non-sentient species of quadraped native to the planet Bogano. They had hardened, wrinkled white skin, with some possessing red skin on their backs and upper legs, that was somewhat resistant to lightsaber blades.

The creatures' face consisted of a single large red eye above a mouth with a feeler on each side. Behind the feelers, three small spikes protruded from the bog rat's chin on each side. Each of a bog rat's limbs ended in a four fingered hand with long talons capable of digging. They also possessed a long tail at the end of their body.

Bog rats were simple predators that fed of smaller creatures like boglings and in turn were preyed upon by their natural enemy, the oggdo. Bog rats' poor eyesight made them ideal prey for oggdos. Hyper-aggressive and territorial, bog rats often hunted in packs in order to surround their foes. This allowed them to pose a threat to larger creatures like humans. When fighting, they would pretend to retreat and burrow underground before suddenly attacking.

They were also known to gradually form mutualistic relationships with their predatory neighbours, the splox. Splox would disturb bogling nests, luring them to the surface to be eaten by bog rats. With the adults taken care of, splox would then burrow into the nests and consume the bogling eggs, undisturbed.

In 14 BBY, bog rats were a common pest on Bogano and could be found in the areas surrounding the Bogano Vault built by the Zeffo species. When former Padawan Cal Kestis was brought to Bogano by the former Jedi Cere Junda, he encountered hostile bog rats while trying to reach the Vault.

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