Item #: SCP-1010
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1010 is to be contained on Site-██ within an ecological containment dome outlined in Document 1010-14. The enclosure is to contain populations of Pinus sylvestris and Dryopteris carthusiana as SCP-1010 is unable to effectively mimic either plant species. The ultraviolet lamps in the ceiling are to be set to mimic the diurnal cycle. Every 72 hours (3 days) 50 gallons of water is to be added into SCP-1010's enclosure via the sprinkler system installed on the ceiling. There should be at least one attendant watching the security feed from SCP-1010's enclosure at all times and should report any abnormal behaviour SCP-1010 exhibits. During the seasons of winter and spring (18th of December to 18th of March) no personnel other than Class-D are allowed to enter SCP-1010's enclosure.
Description: SCP-1010 is a humanoid of short stature that has leaves covering its body with only its face, palms and soles of its feet uncovered. The leaves grow directly from SCP-1010. They are capable of rapidly changing species in order to camouflage itself from humans and animals. The rate of change from one species of leaf to another takes an average of 10 seconds, how this is achieved is unknown. SCP-1010's 'face' is that of a regular Caucasian male in his 80s or 90s with a large beard that is made of an unknown species of moss. The skin of SCP-1010 is similar in appearance to the bark of Quercus robur, but has been shown to be very flexible and extremely durable.
SCP-1010 may use its leaves as a defensive mechanism, the species of leaves used range from stinging nettles to Scottish thistles, as well as several unidentified plant species. It is to be noted that the irritant chemicals that are produced from the stinging nettles on SCP-1010 are much more potent than the natural equivalent. SCP-1010 has shown intelligence equal to that of a common chimpanzee and so far has not shown any signs of communication other than apparently unintelligible shouting and grunting.
SCP-1010 synthesizes glucose through an abnormally fast rate of photosynthesis. The water required is absorbed through the hands and feet of SCP-1010, which have a physiological structure similar to a root system. SCP-1010 has a weight of approximately 25 kilograms and a height of 153cm. SCP-1010 has displayed strength greater than what would be assumed from its size.
For 6 hours after sunrise SCP-1010 will remain in a fixed position before carrying out its daily tasks. If SCP-1010 witnesses someone purposely damaging any plant life it will immediately attack that person with the intention of killing them. If SCP-1010 is successful in killing them it will proceed to cover their body in a sap-like substance of unknown composition that is secreted from the 'mouth' of SCP-1010. The body will then be used as fertiliser. The behaviour of SCP-1010 changes depending on the season, it is unknown how SCP-1010 is aware of what season it is despite containment.
|Spring||SCP-1010 will work on the seeding of nearby plants. SCP-1010 will also take on an anomalous property of advancing growth in non-plant species within a certain radius (estimated to be around 100 metres). The affected properties include: height, hair length, nail length, etc. Another effect caused by SCP-1010 during spring is that any human who comes within approximately 10 metres of SCP-1010 becomes impregnated with a fertilised ovum after a short period of time (the exact amount of time is not known but is believed to be less than 3 minutes). This effect is not limited to only females. The rate of impregnation in males is recorded as being 5%. In the case of females the length of pregnancy is roughly 9 months and the child will be genetically identical to the mother. The child will display no anomalous properties despite its conception. It is to be noted that females that have had a hysterectomy are still subject to becoming pregnant, as a complete uterus is grown as well as the fertilised ovum. In the case of a male becoming pregnant a complete womb and fertilised ovum will instantly appear next to the bladder. The foetus must be removed within 5 months of impregnation via a Caesarean section to prevent the male expiring from internal haemorrhaging. The foetus produced from males will always be a still-born and after genetic testing it is shown that they are the same species as SCP-1010.|
|Summer and Autumn||SCP-1010 will concentrate on tending to and encouraging the growth of plants. No anomalous properties have been noted during this time.|
|Winter||SCP-1010 will go into 'hibernation' and will spend all of its time staying in one location. SCP-1010 will only move to stay hidden from animals and humans. During winter any human that has come within roughly 100 metres of SCP-1010 has reported a general weakness citing a lack of 'energy'. Subjects eventually expire within 20 minutes of exposure, the effect is directly correlated to the distance from SCP-1010.|
SCP-1010 was discovered at ███████ in England after following stories of 'a leaf man in the woods' and reports of males becoming inexplicably pregnant. So far SCP-1010 is the only specimen that has been found but similar stories throughout the world are being investigated for more possible instances of SCP-1010.
Addendum-1010-1: Junior Research Assistant Shebleha suggested that one of the still-born foetuses produced by a male was to be given to SCP-1010 in order to see what effect it would have on its behaviour. After a foetus was grown and removed from a male D-Class it was presented to SCP-1010 at which point it picked up the foetus and proceeded to carefully bury it within its enclosure along with an amount of the sap-like substance produced from SCP-1010's 'mouth'. After 4 weeks a sprout was seen to be growing from the spot that the foetus was buried in. SCP-1010 has paid a large amount of attention to the sprout and will start aggressively shouting at anyone who gets too close to it. The sprout itself is to be monitored in case it develops any anomalous properties.