What Is A Cockatrice


This Is No Ordinary Chicken

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.