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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Per the Boring Agreement, containment is deferred to GoI-466 (Wilson's Wildlife Solutions) under Foundation supervision. Wild instances must be captured and contained by GoI-466, with any necessary administration of amnestics provided by Mobile Task Force Rho-99 ("You Didn't See Anything").

All captured instances of SCP-XXXX are to be secured in an enclosure provided by GoI-466 and guarded from public view. It must include a secondary enclosed area serviced with automated feeders set to dispense twice daily. During the feeding cycle, all outside observation of the instances is to be suspended.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a genetically anomalous offshoot of Patagioenas fasciata primarily located in northwestern Oregon, USA. Their outward appearance is identical to that of a non-anomalous band-tailed pigeon aside from the legs, which bear a superficial resemblance to the lower calf, ankle, feet, and toes of a Homo sapiens. Examination has shown that the internal structure of the legs are still similar in many respects to standard bird physiology, and SCP-XXXX instances have shown little to no difficulty in their daily utilization.

Some instances have also displayed the ability to generate human vocalizations, though their vocabulary appears to be very limited. Testing conducted by the Foundation indicates that these vocalizations are based on simple learned behavior and mimicry as all instances experimented with thus far have failed the standard battery of sapience tests. Despite this similarity to other avian species such as the lyrebird, however, SCP-XXXX instances lack a sufficiently complex syrinx to create these vocalizations, leaving the exact mechanics of the ability poorly understood.

SCP-XXXX was discovered by GoI-466 on 20██-██-██ when they began to receive calls regarding talking pigeons with deformed feet roosting in the alleyways of Boring, OR. GoI-466 confirmed the sightings, classified the instances as Pretty Unusual on their Unusuality Scale, and alerted the Foundation. The following document was shared with the Foundation after the initial containment process was complete.

Further instances of SCP-XXXX have since been sighted in Boring and in the greater Clackamas County area. Plans are currently being drafted for the construction of an animal sanctuary to serve as permanent housing for SCP-XXXX and similar anomalous species.