The Ark

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX must be contained in a greenhouse dome that must measure 17.0688 m high and 31.3944 m wide. Containment area must be reinforced with bullet proof glass and emergency steel shutters in case of an attempt at containment breach. The environment must be similar to the Brazilian tropical rain forest. An irrigation system must be installed at the top of the dome and must be turned on once a week. The water must be mixed heavily with specially engineered fertilizers in order for fast flora growth to make SCP-XXXX's primary food source be as abundant as possible. Due to the large size of the dome the perimeter must have at least 30 guards at all times. There should be two levels a ground floor and a balcony surrounding the dome. The guards should be in groups of three and must be in triangle formation at certain areas outside the dome. Two guards will guard below the balcony in a particular area outside the dome with one guard on top of the balcony making sure that the two guards won't cause SCP-XXXX to breach containment due to pheromone control. Due to the organisms crafty and intelligent nature all personnel must be cautious and report any suspicious activity to security immediately.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a giant caterpillar measuring over 10.5461 meters of the species Lonomia obliqua. This SCP has all of the amenities of its species. SCP-XXXX is covered by urticating hairs that have extremely venomous poisons at the tip of its hairs. Subjects when told to touch SCP-XXXX have experienced systemic symptoms such as headache, fever, vomiting and malaise. After 3 hours, a severe bleeding disorder ensues, leading to ecchymosis, hematuria, pulmonary and intracranial hemorrhages, acute renal failure and eventual death. SCP-XXXX then will proceed to [DATA EXPUNGED] for approximately 14 minutes and a few days later will gain the traits of the organism it deemed favorable. SCP-XXXX has 8 eyes from which it probably obtained from a Araneae, paralyzing gel obtained from an [DATA EXPUNGED], camouflage from a Chamaeleontis, language from Homo sapiens and many other helpful survival traits obtained from species from millions of years ago.

When its DNA is extracted and examined the double helix's are incredibly complex due to it melding with many other species for millions of years. Personnel have only scratched the surface of its DNA map, but due to its complexity may never be finished or understood. SCP-XXXX also seems to gain knowledge from the prey it devours as it understands animal mating patterns, survival instincts and the organisms whole genetic map from generations ago and is able to navigate it with ease and pick out favorable genetic traits and replicate them within it's own body. SCP-XXXX goes about this by hunting for specific organisms that catches its attention. It will then proceed to attack and kill the target then proceed to [DATA EXPUNGED]. When this action is finished all members of its species will be called SCP-XXXX-1 from now on. SCP-XXXX will utilize the knowledge gained from SCP-XXXX-1 and hunt down the remaining SCP-XXXX-1 until they are completely extinct. The reason for why it does this is unknown as it has gained most of the first SCP-XXXX-1's genetic code. Whether SCP-XXXX sees the rest of SCP-XXXX-1's as competition or for other reasons is unknown. SCP-XXXX must be contained at all cost due to it being threatening to all organisms, and ecosystems on the planet and could cause an end to the world scenario as it has caused over [DATA EXPUNGED] of species to go extinct during it's time in the tropical rain forest of Brazil.

SCP-XXXX has deviated high in intelligence and utilizes it in order to attempt to breach containment. SCP-XXXX has attempted to breach containment at least ██ times. One of its tactics for breaching containment involves releasing pheromones from its oxygen pores that attracts any nearby organism. The pheromones when examined had traces of [DATA EXPUNGED] in it. These pheromones are not entirely harmful when dispensed on a large group, however when SCP-XXXX concentrates it on one particular organism it can control it like a puppet and make it do what it wants. As most caterpillars it constantly feeds in order to grow bigger. The Foundation has not yet obtained an answer as to why it continues to fill itself with more than the required nutrients and not yet undergo metamorphosis, as it claims to want perfection which the Foundation has no clear answer on what kind of perfection it wants.

Recovery: SCP-XXXX was recovered on ██████ ██, 19██ when a large number of hikers began disappearing in a concentrated area of the Brazilian tropical rain forest. General Emílio Garrastazu Médici of the Brazilian army was sent to capture SCP-XXXX after been given a tip on its nature by the Foundation and the importance of it's capture. Over [DATA EXPUNGED] of the Generals men were either KIA or MIA during the hunt for SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX was finally captured by General Emílio Garrastazu Médici by the use of [DATA EXPUNGED]. SCP-XXXX was promptly delivered to site ██ in Brazil and General Emílio Garrastazu Médici and the officials that accompanied him were terminated.