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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a 40x50 foot reinforced concrete room. In the event of a containment breach or for testing, SCP-XXXX may be sedated by means of Etorphine and Acepromizine Maleate dispensers to be loaded and prepared to inject at all times. The organism must be monitered regularly by camera. SCP-XXXX is to be fed twice a day, and sedatives may be placed in food as necessary.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a feral creature that is only visible to those it has attacked, described as having the form of a large, misshapen dog like creature. The creature was captured in M█████████ F██████ on ██/██/████ after numerous supposed wildlife attacks and [REDACTED]. Civilian victims were given amnesiacs after voluntary interviews. Several SCP staff members who survived attacks from SCP-XXXX agreed to testing and interviews. SCP-XXXX has been deemed responsible for at least [REDACTED] unsolved deaths of both humans and wildlife and [REDACTED] attempted attacks. Only [REDACTED] civilian victims and 4 SCP staff members and subjects have survived attacks, an unfortunate minority.

SCP-XXXX has an aggressive nature, more often killing for sport, but also for consumption. Reports of the creature's actual appearance vary greatly between witnesses, specifically in the number of heads and limbs the creature possesses. Its exact proportions mutable between reports, the creature is often pinned between 9 and 15 feet tall, and between 5 and 15 feet wide. One witness reported seeing the dog grow a second head during an attack, hence it is suspected that the creature has some limited shape shifting or regenerative ability.

The creature is consistently portrayed as similar to a black retriever in appearance, covered in long, dark fur, having a tall and disjointed body with its mouth or mouths constantly open. Its limbs are always depicted as "looking broken" or "bent wrong," and the creature is described as moving in a painful looking, hopping motion. Its only vocalization is a heavy panting and occasional wheezing. When hunting, SCP-XXXX lunges at the victim multiple times, attacking by clawing and biting repeatedly. No methods of sexual reproduction are apparent, only one organism of SCP-XXXX is known to exist. Few tests have been done to establish the true nature of the creature's biology due to its elusive anomalous effects.

Under normal circumstances, SCP-XXXX cannot be seen, smelled, or detected by any means other than by sound and physical touch. This unexplained effect works on technology as well as it does on humans. However, SCP-XXXX's claws seem to be capable of producing a substance that, when injected into the human bloodstream, gives victims the ability to perceive it visually. This substance shall be referred to as SCP-XXXX-A. Attempts to procure SCP-XXXX-A while the organism is in a sedated state have failed. It appears SCP-XXXX-A is only produced when SCP-XXXX is in an aggressive state. Studies by Dr. V. H███ show SCP-XXXX-A to contain [REDACTED] with trace amounts of [REDACTED], which does nothing to explain its effects. Experiments indicate that SCP-XXXX-A enhances the [REDACTED] area of the brain to inhuman levels, at the expense of [REDACTED], and [REDACTED], which, while treatable, cannot be cured. Survivors have noted a long lasting burning sensation from wounds and strong migraines, both suspected to result from exposure to SCP-XXXX-A.

This creature also anomalously disturbs animal behavior in the nearby vicinity, most drastically in canines and notably on other four legged vertebrates. Animals within approximately 500 feet of SCP-XXXX become anxious and frightened. They also begin to contort their bodies into irregular poses and movements; dogs or cats often walking on their two front feet, hopping or walking sideways while facing forward or in the opposite direction; in extreme cases, their limbs bending backwards or in multiple places to the point of breaking their own bones. It is suspected this organism alters involuntary muscle movement in such creatures, to such a point that surrounding life forms' muscle tissue begins tear itself. Due to the state of its human victims after attacks, it is unknown how this last anomaly effects humans. More subjects capable of viewing SCP-XXXX and further tests are required.

Addendum: Despite his good intentions, Dr V.H███'s suggested methods of procuring SCP-XXXX-A are denied. Considering the low survival rate of SCP-XXXX's victims, his first method would be a waste of D-class personel, and his second method of using strong, aggregative drugs could potentially cause lasting damage to SSCP-XXXX. More efficient methods must be organized if further testing is to be carried out. And if you're that hell-bent on making it angry, Doctor, why not go in there yourself and poke it with a stick?