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Item #: SCP-423

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-423 is to be contained in a double-layered 9x11m metallic chamber that is hermetically sealed on the inner layer and magnetically sealed on the outer. This chamber consists of a compound concrete platform surrounding a water garden that attempts to replicate what is believed to be SCP-423's default environment according to Research Bio Command-8's collected data on SCP-423. SCP-423 is to be approached thorough 4.5 hour intervals every 14 hours. During these inspections, the observer is required to wear a level A hazmat suit when interacting with SCP-423. If for any reason a leak or malfunction within the hazmat should occur, the subject is to be transported under Code 3 Priority to Research Bio Command-8 for research and subsequently dealt with according to level.

Description: SCP-423 is a blue caudate that possesses a dorsal fin and pair of orange external gills. At the moment there is no satisfying consensus on SCP-423's taxology. Research Bio Command-8 variously classifies SCP-423 as a member of genus Ambystoma, family Proteidae, or in a family of its own right. Reasons the former two are due to its similarity to species of these taxa and the latter due to its perceived uniqueness. SCP-423 has been documented to have many natural and supernatural abilities, including [DATA EXPUNGED]. However, its most significant trait is the release of pheromones which have largely the same effect upon any living organism documented thus far. After being exposed to SCP-423's pheromones, the subject's primary focus is obtaining direct contact with SCP-423. What circumstances this direct contact entails vary from not necessarily physical (harmless or not) to sexual. Adjacent symptoms include a degradation of the subject's global linguistic ability and general incomprehensibility, the only phrases which can be discerned are those proclaiming or inquiring of a desire for SCP-423. Those in contact with subjects who were exposed to SCP-423 inexplicably gain the same symptoms, indicating that the condition is somehow "contagious".
SCP-423 first came to light in the late 2000s when a message was posted by ██████ on █████.███ concerning his fellow classmate, █████ ██████ and his performance of sexual acts on SCP-423, which he kept as a pet. This level of infatuation with SCP-423 gained much interest from predominantly psychological communities. However, when further reported interactions SCP-423 that subsequently and consistently involved monomania for SCP-423 were brought to attention, the Foundation intercepted it.

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