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A Snaggles as it appears in-game
First appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010)
Latest appearance Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) (2018)
Mega Snaggles
Yellow Snaggles

Snaggles are enemies that resemble chubby great white sharks. They appear in both Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Physical appearance[edit]

Snaggles have a dark blue back and a white underside with a rounded belly. They have a large head and large shark fangs sticking out of their mouths. Parts of their body are shaped like a triangle, and Snaggles have tail fins shaped like a hook.


Snaggles appear in levels of the Beach world and a Ruins level, Damp Dungeon. They have a repeated pattern of peeking out of the water for a few seconds and then performing a high jump out of it, attempting to bite Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. When they jump out the water, Snaggles make a barking noise similar to a puppy's. In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Snaggles chase the Kongs if they see them underwater. Snaggles can only be defeated by the Kongs throwing a barrel at it.

Snaggles have a variant named Yellow Snaggles, which immediately jump out the water, sometimes without prior warning. A single large Mega Snaggles appears at the end of Damp Dungeon.