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Cockatrice - Mythical Creatures GuideThe Cockatrice can cause death with a single glance. Reports indicate that anything catching sight of the lethal bird's eyes is turned instantly to stone. Just as deadly is their poisonous saliva which can fell even an elephant.

Also known as a Basilisk, a Cockatrice has the head and feet of a cockerel and the tail of a serpent. The Cockatrice is believed to be the product of a seven-year-old cockerel's egg, laid during a full moon and then hatched for nine years by a serpent or toad.

There are a few ways to protect oneself from a Cockatrice. One is to carry something reflective - like a mirror - and turn the creature's gaze back on it. Another is to keep either a weasel or a cockerel nearby. The weasel is said to be the mortal enemy of the Cockatrice, While the crowing of the cockerel is even more effective as it causes the Cockatrice to have fatal fits and ultimately thrash itself to death.

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Anonymous What? 0 Nov 9 2012, 9:23 AM EST by Anonymous
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I've been kinda confused for a while. How is the cockatrice related to the basilisk if the basilisk is a reptilian creature and the cockartice is an avion?
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Anonymous basilisk and cockatrice 0 Oct 9 2012, 7:11 AM EDT by Anonymous
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this is full of lies basilisk is a species of dragon and is in no way related to the cockatrice also the cockatrice cannot turn people to stone its bite however is deadly because of its venom
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basiliskking research 4 Aug 3 2012, 10:53 PM EDT by Anonymous
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there not metioned in spiderwick but the basilisk is a cousin of the cockatrice i have done tons of research on it my room is full of papers
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