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File:Critter Cockatrice.jpg
Picture from Shadowrun, 2nd Edition

The Cockatrice (Aveterror lapidaris) is a long-legged, bird-like creature resembling an over-large chicken. The awakened critter has limited mobility in the air, preferring, instead, to chase after its prey on the ground, jumping into the air to strike with its sharp talons.

Its ability to paralyze its victims via the paranormal touch of its tail makes it a high demand creature for corporate security.