Patient and organized strategists by nature, Scauldrons are one of the few dragons known to prey on other dragons.
Scauldrons hunt in groups, or pods, and have picked off smaller species to near-extinction. Although a Scauldron has never been seen to shoot flames, the few Vikings who have survived encounters with the fearsome sea dragons have reported smelling traces of the signature flammable gas that precedes a dragon fire strike. Instead, Scauldrons scoop up water in their gullets (like pelicans), then boil it internally and shoot the burning-hot water out again. With its long neck, the Scauldron has a wide firing range and can blast an entire ship in a matter of seconds. Being ocean-based, the Scauldron will not typically attack on land. In fact, if a Scauldron is out of water for too long, its body will dry out and eventually perish, unless it is returned to the sea before it’s too late.
See more of Scauldron in:
Book of Dragons
Dragons: Riders of Berk
Dragons: Defenders of Berk
Predatory and meaner than sharks, Scauldrons are the original sea monsters
Blasts boiling hot water
Despite their dreadful reputation, Scauldrons actually possess a secret, healing ability: their venom is the only known antidote to the rare Dragon Flower, whose pollen can prove harmful – even fatal – to all dragons!