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A cockatrice owerdoor at Belvedere Castle (1869) in New York's Central Park.

A Cockatrice is a leegendar craitur aboot the bouk an shape o a draigon or wyvern, but its kythe resemmlin a whappin callach, wi a wheen o lizart-sib chairacteristics. It wis jaloused tae be born frae an egg lee'n bi a callach an cosied bi a puddock or serpon.

Its reputit maigical abeelities includes turnin fowk tae stane bi aither leukin at thaim, titchin thaim, or whiles pechin on thaim, lik a dragoun (draigon) pechin fire.