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Bog Monster

The Bog Monster is an apparently horrific creature that, according to General Klump, eats everything in sight. It resides in the Forbidden Forest on Kongo Bongo island in the Donkey Kong Country animated series.


As the monster is never seen, the only physical description given is in the lyrics to one of the songs sung by Donkey Kong in the episode (see The Big Bog Monster Song Lyrics section below), in which it is described as a monster having crusty skin, giant claws, dripping fangs, beady red eyes, stinky breath that could knock over a rhino, hair full of maggots, ears dripping something yellow, and arms thicker than a tree.

In the Donkey Kong Country episode "Bug a Boogie", it is revealed that Donkey Kong secretly feared the Bog Monster, as when he was young, Cranky Kong told him that if he ventured into the Forbidden Forest, the monster would get him. One day, the young Donkey Kong disobeyed Cranky Kong and decided to go into the Forbidden Forest, only to encounter and subsequently be scared by a Bog Monster. It is later revealed to Donkey by Cranky that he had, in actuality, simply made up the story of the Bog Monster, and that it was him, disguised as a monster, who scared Donkey when he entered the Forbidden Forest, wanting to teach his grandson a lesson in disobeying him.

The Big Bog Monster Song Lyrics[]

In the forbidden forest lurks a monster
And you'll see how my childhood curiosity got the best of me!
With crusty skin and giant claws and dripping fangs and beady eyes
His arms surround you, feels like drowning in mud pies!

The Big Bog Monster is coming after you!
His terrifying face will make you scream until you're blue!

His breath was awfully stinky
It could knock over a rhino
His hair was full of maggots,
And his ears dripped something yellow.
I thought to myself,
What could it be?
His eyes were red from what I could see
His arms were thicker than a tree
It scared the bananas outta me!

The Big Bog Monster is comin' after you!
His terrifyin' face will make ya scream until you're blue!
The Big Bog Monster is comin' after you!
You better run and hide cuz if he catches you your through!
The Big Bog Monster is comin' after you!
Razor sharp teeth, those beady eyes, mud pies!
The Big Bog Monster is comin' after you!



  • Oddly, it seems the Bog Monster may have been an actual creature, as at the end of the episode "Bug a Boogie", General Klump and Krusha, while trying to help King K. Rool out of a pit of quicksand he was stuck in, they hear a monstrous roar in the Forbidden Forest, seemingly the Bog Monster. Earlier in the same episode, Diddy Kong shows the unique talent of mimicking the roar of the monster.