Item #: SCP-1001

Laconic Containment Procedures: Keep it in a secure greenhouse, water and fertilize it now and then, and feed it ground-up pig or dog meat once a week. Don't give it any bones or horns and don't let anyone make cognitohazardous noises within earshot.

Laconic Description: It's a carnivorous welwitschia plant that can grab you with long, sticky leaves and drag you into a big "stomach" full of acid. It can also mimic sounds near-perfectly, including mimicking the voices of people it's heard. We don't know how smart it is, though, because it won't communicate with us.

It'll eat any animal if it's hungry enough, but it prefers intelligent animals like humans, monkeys, and dolphins — the smarter the better. It can't digest bones; instead, it arranges them into weird underground patterns. It's implied that the patterns might be magic diagrams. When we found it, it was making the local people give it human sacrifices.

Additional Context: Word Of God, via The Leak, says that SCP-1001 is sapient and its patterns are magical diagrams. To make the magic work, it needs the bones of beings that understand and modify their environments. The Foundation is doing a good job keeping it from getting bones, but they don't know that it's collecting ant exoskeletons. Ants aren't smart, but they do modify their environments, and eventually it will have enough of their "bones" to do magic and break itself free.

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