Item #: SCP-2921
Object Class: Safe
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-2921 is to be contained in a Low-Risk Depository at Site-23. One (1) armed guard is to prevent unauthorized access into the Depository. Experiments with SCP-2921 are only to be performed with the potential subject (henceforth known as SCP-2921-1) and with express permission of the Site Director.
SCP-2921-1 will be transferred to Armed Containment Site-██ to avoid potential complications as the subject carries to term. SCP-2921-1 are not to be made aware of the true nature of their condition, and administered Class A amnestics daily1 to avoid risking a panic response from SCP-2921-2.
SCP-2921-2A is to be monitored extensively, through sonography, hysteroscopy and NSTs (non-stress tests) for up to 8 weeks until removal is deemed necessary, with immediate termination following the procedure. Further observation of an SCP-2921-2 instance past 9 weeks is to be approved by the Site Director. Specimens produced from SCP-2921-3 (henceforth known as SCP-2921-2B) are to be captured alive and transferred to the Zoological Area within Armed Containment Site-██ for further study. Dead instances are to be submerged in hydrobromic acid.
Description: SCP-2921 is a limestone carving of a snake, with human-like features, such as arms, hands, breasts and jaw. Its anomalous effects are prevalent when brought within 10 meters of human sexual activity. Recipients of male ejaculatory fluid while SCP-2921 is present will have their pelvic cavity transformed into that of a female Crotalus adamanteus2, and designated SCP-2921-1.
Notably, the presence of SCP-2921 results in pregnancy in 100% of cases, regardless of previous medical conditions3 or sex (See Discovery-2921). This transformation is immediate, painless and leaves the uterus intact, but adds several small "pockets" of fluid within the uterine walls. This fluid is made of water, enzymes and DNA corresponding with a Crotalus adamanteus. As a full, 9 month pregnancy has never been carried to term, it is unknown how long the gestation period for SCP-2921-2A is.
SCP-2921-2A is the fetus of SCP-2921-1. Though the lower half of SCP-2921-2A is that of a Crotalus adamanteus, genetically, it is human. The internal biological functions of the specimen are also functionally human, alongside the chest and shoulder area, with two fully functioning arms tapering off into webbed fingers. The glands in which the rattlesnake's venom is stored is absent, as are the fangs.
For as of yet unknown reasons, the neuroimmunological system will be functionally that of a snake. Due to the accelerated growth in the womb, SCP-2921-2A will become conscious of its environment. This "awakening" can occur between 2 to 4 months after conception, with each case being unique. Vocalized distress from SCP-2921-1 is the consistent factor in notifying personnel of the instance awakening. EEG sensors placed on previous specimens have revealed signs of absolute terror and pain. This response appears to be related to the mental state of SCP-2921-1. As such, great care is advised during medical procedures on SCP-2921-1. Within 48 hours of consciousness, SCP-2921-2A will attempt to escape, often using their jaws to tear through the uterine walls. Autopsies on SCP-2921-2A are impossible, as dead instances collapse into dust within seconds of death.
Attempts to remove instances of SCP-2921-2A older than 9 weeks through surgery have been met with some difficulty, as any physical contact with the specimen will initiate a panic response and cause it to attack the offending doctors, regardless of the state of SCP-2921-1. Instances of SCP-2921-2 younger than this don't present this problem, and are to be removed at 8 weeks in utero, barring the permission of the Site-23 Director.
SCP-2921-3 are the remains of Saul Ortega, recovered during Incident 2921-1. SCP-2921-2 instances "birthed" from SCP-2921-3 (SCP-2921-2B) display characteristics unique to the anomaly, such as increased strength, speed, and a resistance to heat, capable of resisting temperatures up to 2000 degrees centigrade, though do show a weakness to caustic substances containing bromine. SCP-2921-2B do not decay at an advanced rate, and instead experience the normal rate of necrosis. SCP-2921-3 produces instances of SCP-2921-2B once a week.
Discovery-2921: SCP-2921 was found by Agent Conlin investigating a report detailing the death of one Alejandro Ortega at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami, Florida. SCP-2921 was found in a bedside cupboard, alongside medical reports indicating [REDACTED], prompting Foundation personnel to retrieve the body. Class A amnestics were issued to the family of Ortega and his attending doctors, then a cover story issued, listing the cause of death as heart failure.
Initial postmortem examination revealed no anomalous features, besides [REDACTED], and Ortega's remains were scheduled for disposal. As the body was being transported for incineration, the abdomen began to swell. Exploratory surgery found [DATA EXPUNGED]4 following the deaths of █ personnel, led to the creation of the current containment procedures.
Incident Report 2921-1: On August 6, 2016, during a routine patrol of the lower levels of Armed Containment Site-██, a naked, unconscious male was discovered next to the Low-Risk Depository, with noticeable bruising of the abdomen and pelvic region present. After securing the area, Agents moved the individual to the medical ward, where he awoke. DNA samples revealed his identity to be Saul Ortega, a former zookeeper at the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens, who was recently fired for "unsolicited activity" within the snake exhibit, and the grandson of Alejandro Ortega.
X-rays of Mr. Ortega's abdomen revealed a singular instance of SCP-2921-2, despite an obvious lack of a uterus. Per containment procedures, Mr. Ortega was confined and notified of the formation of a carcinoma within his rectum. Mr. Ortega expressed confusion at this, stating "are the children safe?" Mr. Ortega refused to clarify, and Class A amnestics had no effect on his memory. Before the decision could be made to use Class B or C amnestics, Mr. Ortega gave birth to twin instances5 of SCP-2921-2, with no prior signs of the instances' awakening. The instances were immediately terminated, and removed from the premises. Upon the instances' death, Mr. Ortega suffered a myocardial infarction, and died.
Postmortem examination found the presence of eggs matching that of a Crotalus adamanteus within the rectal cavity, alongside tiny nodules forming in the lining of the rectum. These nodules contain traces of DNA matching that of a Crotalus adamanteus. Over the course of the next 5 months, once per week, inspections were performed on Mr. Ortega's remains, and found that on occasion, the nodules would separate from the rectal walls, and begin to harden. The eggs would occasionally hatch, revealing an embryonic SCP-2921-2 instance inside.
In light of this discovery, Mr. Ortega's remains have been classified as SCP-2921-3, and are to be treated as a Euclid-class entity. Containment procedures of SCP-2921-2A are to remain unchanged, though further caution is advised.
Addendum 2921.1: In light of Incident 2921-1, tests on male subjects are hereby forbidden.
Addendum 2921.2: Shortly after the events of Incident 2921-1, Foundation operatives conducted an investigation of the Ortega residence, located 4 kilometers north of the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens. Under the cover of a search warrant, agents searched the property and found several more carvings resembling SCP-2921, all sealed in packages. Hidden behind a false wall in the bedroom, agents found a single golden carving also resembling SCP-2921, with a message in Latin at the base, inscribed below:
Nam meus filius dilectus. -Sybaris6
Beside this instance was a note from Saul Ortega, presumably a response to this "Sybaris."
You were right. Your offering to me was the perfect specimen. The only problem was getting there, though that zookeeper didn't put up much of a fight. Laying with the beast brought me terror, pleasure, and joy in knowing I would fulfill my duty. I've sent your charms to those others, those willing to listen, just as you requested. They will be overjoyed to be bearers of your offspring, and to hear of our success. I can feel them, alive and well, just waiting to be birthed unto this world.
I hope you are pleased. -Servus tuus7, Ortega
It can be assumed that Mr. Ortega somehow acquired more instances of SCP-2921 and sent them to others, under the guise of "gifts." As such, reports of creatures similar to SCP-2921-2 are to be investigated immediately. Should further instances be found, they are to be terminated immediately, by any means necessary. Requested Euclid-level classification is pending approval.