Kiwi thing

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Any wild instances of SCP-XXXX are to be hunted down and captured by Mobile Task Force Kappa-20 ("Snake Eaters") and transferred to containment in an enclosure on Site-██. News sources in areas known to be SCP-XXXX habitats, as well as nearby areas, are to be monitored for any mentions of humans being eaten by snakes.

Guards stationed within 300 meters of the enclosure are to, in addition to standard duties, ensure that anyone present (especially overnight staff) is kept awake while present in the area.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous, nonvenomous boa species classified by Foundation zoologists as Epicrates ephialtes, endemic to Colombia. Physically, they resemble other members of the genus, reaching a maximum recorded length of 80 cm and displaying a grey-green coloration. The most notable physical trait of SCP-XXXX specimens is the parietal eye, which is much larger than that of related species, growing to 8 cm in diameter.

SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties manifest as its hunting and dietary habits. As opposed to consuming corporeal food, SCP-XXXX will wait until its prey falls asleep and enter their dreams as a mental projection. The size of this projection seems tied to the victim's fear of snakes in general, being larger in the dreams of victims who are more afraid of snakes. There, it will hunt and devour its prey's Shadow1 with behavior similar to that of much larger species of constrictor. Upon consumption in the dream, SCP-XXXX's victim will experience a rapid interruption of blood flow and subsequently experience a heart attack, resulting in death in all recorded cases.

Death to SCP-XXXX seems to have memetic effect on witnesses. The witness will claim that the victim was eaten by a large snake of some sort, most commonly a species of anaconda. This effect only occurs in those who witness the moment of death or observe the corpse within fifteen minutes of expiration. It is unknown if this

SCP-XXXX primarily hunts small animals in line with the diet of related species, but has been known to hunt humans as well. This behavior has increased in recent years, leading to more pronounced efforts to actively find and contain specimens of the species in the wild. Currently, the Foundation has ██ specimens in captivity, while an estimated ████ exist in the wild.

Addendum-XXXX-: Following testing overseen by Dr. Lukwago