The cockatrice is a creature from medieval bestiary
and resembles some features found on a rooster, dragon, and serpent.
Today the cockatrice is found in various role-playing and video games.
When encountered, the cockatrice is typically very dangerous
and difficult to kill as it can turn flesh into stone
and will attack fearlessly with a poisonous barbed tail.
The cockatrice is sometimes called a basilisk
and is known to run away from ordinary roosters.