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Item #: SCP-009-FR

Threat Level: Green

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: ██████ forest is to remain closed to all non-personnel. The location is enclosed by fences to prevent its access and indicated on the maps as a military zone. All staff members besides Class D personnel are prohibited from attempting to approach the entity at a distance less than fifty (50) metres. The Foundation has decided it has enough information on SCP-009-FR, therefore testing is prohibited until further notice. It is now forbidden for all staff members to attempt to approach SCP-009-FR at a distance less than fifty (50) meters. If a staff member gets closer than the minimum distance, security officers shall issue a call to order; if the staff member continues, the use of hypodermic darts is authorized.

Description: SCP-009-FR is a herd of Capreolus capreolus (commonly called deer) living in ██████ forest, France. The herd is composed of seven (7) females. All specimens are designated SCP-009-FR-1. They have normal physical characteristics, except certain parts of their body (including but not limited to the head, legs, and tail), which are covered with nails two (2) to eight (8) centimetres long, which seem to grow from their epidermis.

When specimens feel threatened, some of the nails that cover them disappear, and reappear in the body of the individual considered as a threat. Slow-motion images have shown that a spatial anomaly of approximately five (5) millimetres in size opens in the centre of each of the nails affected, draws them in, closes again, and reopens in the body of the threat where the nail will materialize instantly, causing, sometimes very substantial, physical damage. The amount of nails moved is dependent on how threatened the SCP-009-FR-1 feels. The actions considered a threat by the specimens are the same as for a classic herd of Capreolus capreolus, including approaching them at close range. No matter the type of threat, the specimens have always used their anomaly to defend themselves and have never been observed fleeing.

Addendum SCP-009-FR-A: It has been discovered that a leaded suit prevents the SCP-009-FR-1 specimens from teleporting nails into the body of the individual wearing it. It was therefore useful to retrieve one of the specimens, which had previously been put to sleep using hypodermic darts. The other specimens apparently made no attempt to defend their counterpart and stayed about ten (10) metres away from the recovery team. Several nails were observed disappearing from several SCP-009-FR-1 specimens, but no injuries were reported by the recovery team. The current location of the teleported nails is unknown.

Addendum SCP-009-FR-B: Tests on the captured specimen show an extremely high concentration of iron in its blood, in the order of approximately [DATA EXPUNGED]. When a specimen teleports one of its nails, a mild haemorrhage is caused. Two (2) to seven (7) minutes after teleportation, a phenomenon is triggered. The blood flowing out of the wound considerably increases its iron concentration, up to a concentration of one hundred per cent (100%), while taking on the shape of a nail. The process lasts approximately forty (40) seconds and ends with the formation of a new nail, replacing the one previously in place. The same process occurs when a specimen is wounded in a non-lethal manner, healing the bleeding with the formation of new nails.

Addendum SCP-009-FR-C: It has been shown that SCP-009-FR-1 specimens do not experience any form of cellular ageing; therefore, they are potentially immortal. However, a lethal injury to a non-anomalous specimen of Capreolus capreolus is also lethal to any SCP-009-FR-1 specimen, as they do not possess unusual resistance. Further investigations were conducted to discover other specimens of SCP-009-FR-1 but were unsuccessful. The herd is supposedly the only existing one. Since it is entirely composed of females, no new specimens can be born. Specimens of SCP-009-FR-1 are not considered a threat if they are not threatened, so it must remain contained within the ██████ forest and no specimens must be killed. The specimen that was captured for testing was returned to the herd.

Addendum SCP-009-FR-D: A non-anomalous male was integrated into the herd in June, to test if procreation is possible. As soon as the male entered its mating season (in July), the specimens, for unknown reasons, considered him a threat, resulting in the male's death. Post-mortem dissection recovered seventy-two (72) nails from its body.

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