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SCP XXXX-1 and 2

Item #: SCP XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP XXXX-1 and SCP XXXX-2 are to be kept in a standard containment room and allowed to circle the perimeter of said room. At night, they are permitted to roam the kitchens of Site 28 to serve as a pest deterrent. The kitchens and cafeteria should be on lockdown while they are patrolling. In the morning, when staff arrives, a designated researcher with at least Level-2 clearance will collect both figures and return them to their containment room for the day.

Description: SCP XXXX consists of 2 small brass sculptures of a male and female cervid-like animal respectively. Although the sculptures are somewhat abstract enough so as to be unidentifiable as any particular species of cervid, they are readily identifiable as some kind of common deer, such as a white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). The “male” sculpture, henceforth referred to as SCP XXXX-1, has two, two-pronged antlers. The “female” sculpture, henceforth referred to as SCP XXXX-2, does not possess antlers, in keeping with the sexual dimorphism of most deer species. SCP XXXX-1 weighs 0.55kg and stands at 15.5cm tall at its highest points. SCP XXXX-2 weighs slightly less at 0.53kg due to the lack of antlers and stands at only 14cm. SCP XXXX-1 has a plastic retail sticker of metallic gold on its stomach that states “Solid Brass – Handmade In India”. SCP XXXX-2 does not possess this same sticker. Both figures show extensive tarnish and discoloration to their exteriors. No attempts have yet been made to clean or polish them.

When alone or in the presence of people or other creatures not generally considered to be a pest, both SCPs will wander together in a patrol formation along the perimeter of whatever room they are in. However, when any pest creature is detected within approximately 3 meters of either of the figures, they will pursue the introduced creature with intent to kill. SCP XXXX-1 will attempt to use its antlers to gore the pest while SCP XXXX-2 will attempt to trample it with its hooves. Despite their small size and diminutive weight, they have a significant success rate. Both figures seem to be particularly determined when in pursuit of a snake, leading researchers to hypothesize that the figures are meant to function as some sort of exterminator for pests common to India.

Addendum XXXXa: A series of tests in exposing SCP-XXXX both together and separately to various non-human animals. Researchers V████████ and S████ worked together on these tests.

Addendum XXXXb: SCP XXXX was discovered on █/█/2018 in ███████, IL after there were multiple reports of condominium residents continually finding “stabbed” corpses of rats and mice in their units as well as in common areas. A search of the building, disguised as an HOA inspection, recovered SCP XXXX in the basement. It was soon discovered that the two deer figures had what was later found to be rodent blood on their antlers and feet respectively. One of the residents interviewed stated that she had brought back a pair of brass deer figures she had purchased at a souvenir stand in █████████, India, where she had been visiting with friends some weeks prior. It was determined that they had seemed completely non-anomalous at the time of purchase. After she had come home, she unpacked them and displayed them on her desk shelf. Several days after she first displayed them, they went missing. At the time, she had simply thought it was her room-mate playing prank on her. She then forgot about the figures until agents questioned her about them. Agents were dispatched to the souvenir stand in question, but the proprietor had no other examples of the deer figures, nor did he remember where he had gotten them from. Both civilians were administered Class-C amnesiacs.

Addendum XXXXc: Since SCP XXXX have been allowed to roam the kitchens and cafeteria at Site 28 nightly, reports of mice, rats, cockroaches and other ground-dwelling pests have gone down to nearly zero occurrences. However, for obvious reasons, they are not having any effect upon the frequency of airborne pests such as fruit-flies, wasps, or house flies.