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NOTE FROM RESEARCH TEAM: All staff working with or near SCP-XXXX MUST re-read this document. It has been almost entirely overhauled since last publication. Yes, this has everything to do with the dismissal of the previous research team lead Dr. Henderson.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures:

All containment procedures from previous iterations of this document are to be ignored unless restated. No exceptions. - Dr. Graddige, current head of research on SCP-XXXX

SCP-XXXX is not currently restrained at any Foundation facilities due to Incident #XXXX-3 (see attached file: Document-XXXX-3-report). When SCP-XXXX is located, it is to be treated like a lost pet. It must be approached calmly and in a friendly manner. Offering root vegetables may also be effective in earning its trust. SCP-XXXX must be placed in a cage no smaller than 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m and returned to Sector-12 of Site-19.

The subject is to be kept in a large room of appropriate size, 5m x 4m x 2m is an ideal minimum, preferably with a sunken floor. The room is to be adorned with approved flora, and the floor filled with dirt to support the roots of these plants. With the dirt taken into account, the effective floor inside the room would be at the same level as the door leading outside of the room. All plants bar SCP-XXXX are to be cut such that they do not obstruct the door or any important equipment. They are to be watered regularly, once per day for all plants including SCP-XXXX would be sufficient. Room is to contain CCTV security cameras as per standard procedure.

SCP-XXXX is to be allowed to roam Sector-12 as it pleases once daily if accompanied by approved security staff, so long as it does not try to escape again.1 Ideally, it should be encouraged to stay away from the canteen using non-hostile methods. SCP-XXXX enjoys being spoken to and played with and any staff not currently assigned to a task may spend their free time to this end.

It may attempt to play pranks or tricks on people, however it has never demonstrated unjustified malice. It is recommended that any plant matter is checked for signs of rotting prior to consumption when it was been in the same room as SCP-XXXX in case of the aforementioned trickery.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a large purple plant highly resembling a comically oversized eggplant. There are three green tendrils resembling roots protruding from the green stem on the top of SCP-XXXX, these act as the subjects legs and are sometimes used as make-shift grasping limbs. There is a large ridge running across the wide lower-half of SCP-XXXX, this is actually a well disguised mouth possessing a full set of herbivorous teeth. Its favourite foods are root vegetables, such as potatoes and carrots. The subject is not known to bite and can survive healthily with or without eating regularly.

SCP-XXXX is a trickster and is well known for playing friendly and usually harmless pranks on friends. These pranks have, in the past, included leaving vegetables in strange places or making people jump, among other things. It must be noted that annoying or deliberately antagonising SCP-XXXX has led to it performing gradually more vicious and mean-spirited pranks in the past, albeit only to those it holds responsible.

The only immediately dangerous potential SCP-XXXX has is the ability to rot plant-based food within a few metres of itself, although it rarely displays this ability and research into it is unsubstantial at best.

SCP-XXXX was originally brought into Foundation awareness after an off-duty Foundation operative noticed unusual behaviour from a prize-winning eggplant with no apparent owner at a gardening competition in Virginia, USA. Brief study led them to notice the anomalous properties of the eggplant and the Foundation was alerted. SCP-XXXX was swiftly contained, but not before it partially consumed the only eggplant present larger than itself.

Addendum SCP-XXXX-A: The previous research log has been removed from this document due to the questionable nature and contexts of the experiments. Members with permission from any Level 4 staff may find these records under Document-XXXX-2-Archive.

Experiements involving SCP-XXXX are also suspended until the subject has been recovered and its trust has been sufficiently regained.