This page is about the animal Jhereg. For the House of the Jhereg, see Jhereg. For the book, see Jhereg (book).

A winged reptile, capable of hunting but preferring to scavenge ("Jhereg feeds on others' kills"). From the side their wings look like triangles, and from the front they look like walls placed too close together around a snake-like head. Unlike most depictions on the books, they have a pair of wings and one pair of clawed feet (not two pair).

Jhereg have a poisonous bite that, while not always lethal, is enough to slow down a human significantly.

On at least one occasion the jhereg poison was powerful enough to kill a Dragarean. (In Phoenix, Loiosh helps to defend and save Vlad by biting a female attacker who dies from his poison.)

The Jenoine experimented on jhereg creatures prior to their destruction on Dragaera. These experiments gave the jhereg nearly human-level intelligence (despite having a brain about the size of a walnut).

There is a giant variety of non-poisonous jhereg that live near Deathgate Falls. These jhereg are larger in size than most Easterners.

A reasonable and official picture of a jhereg can be found here, by Katherine Grantham.

Notable JheregsEdit