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*only hunts when completely invisible (can be seen with thermal cameras)

eats babies, pretends to be baby, grows up fast, uses mother to get food. mother starves herself for scp without realizing it

family of them found in west virginia - hideous amalgam of people and animals

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

SCP-XXXX in its adolescent stage. Note how the head and tongue seem plastic-like.

Special Containment Procedures: Upon a sighting of SCP-XXXX, all non-foundation personnel in the vicinity of the sighting are to be issued Class-B Amnestics. SCP-XXXX is to be lured into foundation custody with the use of dog food laced with sedatives. Should the mother provide resistance, she must be sedated as well. She must be administered Class-C Amnestics regardless. Furthermore, the area must be thoroughly swept for other instances after acquisition. Any discovered are to be collected using the same procedure.

Once on site SCP-XXXX is to be kept in an enclosed forest environment. A suitable amount chickens for the SCP-XXXX population (1 - 3 per SCP-XXXX, depending on size) must be released into their enclosure daily for them to hunt.

Description: SCP-XXXX is similar in appearance to Trichosurus vulpecula, the common bushtail possum. However, SCP-XXXX shows behavior unlike any members of the genus. SCP-XXXX will seek out deep bodies of fresh water where it will reside until nightfall. Once it is sufficiently dark, SCP-XXXX will emerge from the water and begin wandering seemingly randomly. Once it notices a human (see experiment XXXX-C) infant (usually through scent) it will begin to approach it. Upon reaching said infant SCP-XXXX will then consume it. Over the span of an hour the possum's face will change to match that of the consumed infant. From this point on the mother of the infant will continue to see it as her child and defend it to an abnormal degree (see experiment XXXX-D)