Due to their docile nature, eopies are used as pack animals to carry goods and people across the sun-scorched deserts of Tatooine. Their skin has a reflective quality, which is perfect for withstanding the heat created by the planet's twin suns. Eopies tend to travel in packs of twenty or more in the wild since they lack any practical defences. Its only defense may be its saliva, which it can spit with accuracy. The odor emitted from the spit is said to linger for weeks.