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A member of SCP-2444-1 within a homeless camp.

Item #: SCP-2444

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Due to it's location in a place of great scientific and monetary value to the Costa Rican Government, the Foundation has enacted Protocol CASTRO, which severely limits the number of tourists and expeditions into Corcovado National Park under the guise of protecting endangered species from human impacts. Protocol CASTRO also forbids direct contact with SCP-2444, but permits indirect observation from a distance. The inhabitants of SCP-2444 are extremely toxic due to highly potent neurotoxic alkaloid poisons in the skin, so direct contact would be not recommended regardless of Protocol CASTRO.

A public narrative should be introduced that P. vittatus is endangered in the Osu Peninsula due to habitat degradation.

Description: SCP-2444 is a miniature representation of San Francisco and surrounding cities, circa 2018, constructed entirely out of leaves, twigs, fungi, wood, and stone. It is located by a stagnant pool, identical to the shape of the San Francisco Bay, within the remote lowland forest interior of Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica. It is home to a population of 884,363 sapient amphibians, designated SCP-2444-1.

Despite the appearance to San Francisco in 2018, SCP-2444 has remained physically identical since at least 1906, when it is first referenced. Historically, it was home to a significant population of Golfodulcean poison frog (Phyllobates vittatus), which behaved in a manner similar to human citizens of San Francisco, although a 1:1 comparison between citizen and frog could not be made. in From 1990-2009, SCP-2444, gained a significant population of invasive golden poison frogs (Phyllobates terribilis) while the original Golfodulcean poison frog population decreased by 18,000 frogs. The alkaline skin poison of golden poison frogs is considerably more toxic than the Golfodulcean poison frogs, and they have quickly ascended the social scale within SCP-2444. Since then, there has been social strife between the two groups, as the golden poison frogs have been increasingly performing racial violence against the native residents. Homelessness within SCP-2444 has increased to 88.2%.

In 2014, a Golfodulcean poison frog was assaulted and killed by a number of golden poison frogs acting as police officers, sparking widespread protests from both invasive and native frogs across SCP-2444. The two groups have been observed making extremely small picket signs and violently croaking and squeaking at each other. Foundation researchers observed the police instances of SCP-2444-1 siccing trained bullet ants on neighborhoods of Golfodulcean poison frogs. SCP-2444's society remains extremely volatile today.