Alicanto – The gold eating bird

Alicanto

If you ever come across an Alicanto your luck might be about to be changed forever. These birds are said to be a tell tale sign that there is undiscovered treasure in the vicinity. However you need to be careful, although you may be on the door step of unknown riches you may be a step closer to death as well.

The Alicanto is believed to feed on gold and other precious metals such as silver, depending on which metal they are consuming they can take on the material properties of it. They have metallic feathers which emit fluorescent light that is golden if they are eating gold or metallic silver if consuming silver. Some are even said to be green if eating copper ores. Because of the light they emit they do not cast a shadow and because of the weight of metal they are unable to fly. Though they are able to spread their wings wide and run at fast speeds. They are usually very large in size, do not be confused by the image given above as that is a representation of what a baby Alicanto may look like.

Treasure hunters are often in search of finding these mythical birds as following them may lead to their food source which is usually lucrative amounts of gold, silver and other precious metals. How the Alicanto is able to find these hidden treasures is not known but because it is their food source they must have developed some special senses to locate these sources.

It is also said that if the light from an Alicanto shines on you then you would be blessed with goof fortune for the remainder of your life. One thing to be wary of is that these birds are incredibly smart and have a keen sense of knowing when they are being followed, when detected, they consciously lead people astray, and often to their deaths by guiding them to cliff edges or other fatal accidents.

 

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