SCP-XXXX "The Killer Lake"

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: A perimeter of 5 kilometers is to be established around SCP-XXXX and is to be guarded 24/7 by members of MTF Lambda-5 ("White Rabbits"). Any civilians attempting to enter SCP-XXXX are to be apprehended and killed.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a lake located in ████████, Florida. Any living organisms coming in contact with SCP-XXXX will rapidly desiccate and all cell activity will cease. The organism, hereby designated SCP-XXXX-1, will die immediately after coming in contact with SCP-XXXX, but no bodily functions will cease, aside from cell function. It is currently unknown how this is achieved. At this point SCP-XXXX-1 will cease higher brain function and begin wandering around the shallows of SCP-XXXX. If SCP-XXXX-1 sees a living organism it will attempt to grab it and drag it into SCP-XXXX.

Autopsies of SCP-XXXX-1 entities have found chemicals similar to those found in SCP-049-2, such as ████████. Research is being done to determine a connection between SCP-XXXX and SCP-049

SCP-XXXX was discovered by the Foundation after reports of "feral people" seen in and around SCP-XXXX were filed with the local police and sent to Foundation personnel after the police could not explain the occurrences related to SCP-XXXX.

Two instances of SCP-XXXX-1 are currently in containment, hereby designated SCP-XXXX-1-A, and
SCP-XXXX-1-B. SCP-XXXX-1-A is a human male, Caucasian, age Unknown. DNA testing has proven inconclusive and no genetic relatives have been found.
SCP-XXXX-1-B is a female Whitetail deer, desiccated almost beyond recognition. SCP-XXXX-1-B seems to be in the furthest stage of decomposition ever found on an instance of SCP-XXXX-1, showing very little remaining skin with most of the skeletal structure clearly visible. This seems to have little to no effect on SCP-XXXX-1-B's function.

Incident Report XXXX-A1:

MTF Theta-4 ("Gardeners") was dispatched to explore the area around SCP-XXXX.
The following footage is taken from agent ███████'s helmet-mounted camera.
*static as camera powers up* Video feed shows SCP-XXXX viewed from the south and three(3)
instances of SCP-XXXX-1 wandering in and around the shallows of the lake.
Agent ███ moves in to take a sample from SCP-XXXX. As agent ███ begins filling a sample vial, the
desiccation process begins. after ██ seconds agent ███, now designated SCP-XXXX-1-C, stands up
and attacks agent ███████. the camera feed is shaky as agent ███████ fires on SCP-XXXX-1-C,
successfully killing him and retrieving the sample of SCP-XXXX and the corpse of SCP-XXXX-1-C