Addendum: SCP-173 Containment Procedures Update
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To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
From: Researcher Leah Królik
Subject: SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/03
Time: 0914


Hi Davis,

I been looking over the sculpture's test logs. I found when it's unobserved by any organism classified as Animalia it will move to kill the subject/organism. Attached you'll find the test logs and my suggested update to SCP-173's containment procedures based on this hypothesis.

Let me know what you think

Researcher Leah Królik
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 1221 ex: 31

[proposed-conprocs_SCP-173.pdf] [test_logs-SCP-173_archived.pdf]



To: Researcher Leah Królik
From: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Subject: re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/03
Time: 1142


Leah,

I value your commitment and work, but I fail to see how rabbits can be utilized. And why rabbits? Fish don't blink, why not line the statue's containment with a tank? How are your proposed changes more cost efficient than the current containment procedures?

Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 5521 ex: 7


To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
From: Researcher Leah Królik
Subject: re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/10
Time: 1456


Hello Davis,

Over the years there's been a steady incline in containment breaches, and SCP-173 is one of the causes. The statue would remain in place if something was watching it at all times uninhibited.

Rabbits rarely blink and consume grass. The resulting compost from the rabbits would be taken to the on-site vegetable gardens and would cut the cost overall on fertilizer. Furthermore fish care is more costly than rabbit care (please see attached document animal-care-expenses.pdf).

In regards to staffing, animal handlers already working at Site-19 will be given the task to oversee the rabbits' care in tandem with the statue's research team. This leaves us with 3 D-Class who clean the statue's cell. Instead of cycling through 5-7 D-Class every year due to negligence, my estimate is <2 every year if the procedures are updated. Attached are documents of my findings.

Researcher Leah Królik
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 1221 ex: 31

[prospective-budget.pdf] [test-log_summary_SCP-173_2017-05.pdf] [pet-care-expenses.pdf]


To: Researcher Leah Królik
From: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Subject: re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/12
Time: 1620


Leah, can I forward your email and attachments to the site's financial liaison?

Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 5521 ex: 7


To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
From: Researcher Leah Królik
Subject: re:re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/12
Time: 1643


Yes, please do.

Thank you.

Researcher Leah Królik
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 1221 ex: 31


To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
From: Site-19 Finance Liaison Tyler O'Neil
Subject: re:re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/17
Time: 1009


Researcher Davis,

I looked over the proposed changes to SCP-173 and I'm not sure if it's financially feasible. At least, not in the short term. The cleaning costs right now for SCP-173 are adequate. However, this is a novel idea and her proposal does work on the long term. I'll do some hard number crunching and get back to you.

Tyler O'Neil
Site-19 Finance Liaison
19 1919 ex: 01


To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
From: Site-19 Finance Liaison Tyler O'Neil
Subject: re:re:re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/18
Time: 0811


Researcher Davis,

After doing more number crunching and talking with my co-workers, turtles would be cheaper and more efficient. Attached are the findings.

Tyler O'Neil
Site-19 Finance Liaison
19 1919 ex: 01

[turtle-care.pdf] [prospective-cost.pdf]


To: Researcher Leah Królik
From: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Subject: progress on SCP-173 containment proposal
Date: 2017/06/18
Time: 0903


Leah,

I forwarded the liaison's recent email to you. Get back to me if you have any questions.

Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 5521 ex: 7


To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
From: Researcher Leah Królik
Subject: re:progress on SCP-173 containment proposal
Date: 2017/06/18
Time: 0903


Davis,

I have a few questions. What makes him and his department think that installation of water tanks, and water tank care is less costly than a small pet cage? Turtles do blink and close their eyes frequently, what is the department's thought process behind turtles? Why turtles specifically?

Researcher Leah Królik
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 1221 ex: 31


To: Researcher Leah Królik
From: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Subject: re:re:progress on SCP-173 containment proposal
Date: 2017/06/18
Time: 0955


I can relay these messages to the liaison, but most of these should be answered in the document attached to the forwarded email. Do the downloads work?

a small pet cage?

A Flemish Giant isn't small Leah.

Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 5521 ex: 7

P.S. Is something bothering you? Do you wanna meet up for coffee and talk?


To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
From: Researcher Leah Królik
Subject: re:re:re:progress on SCP-173 containment proposal
Date: 2017/06/18
Time: 1007


Yes, please relay the questions. What's documented isn't enough. Yes, the download worked.

Researcher Leah Królik
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 1221 ex: 31

P.S. I'm free tomorrow morning before my meeting at 10. You can find me at my office before then.


To: Researcher Leah Królik
From: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Subject: re:re:re:re:progress on SCP-173 containment proposal
Date: 2017/06/18
Time: 1021


Wonderful, I'll see you at 9!

Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 5521 ex: 7



To: Site-19 Finance Liaison Tyler O'Neil, Researcher Leah Królik
From: Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Subject: re:re:re:re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/21
Time: 0834


Hey Tyler,

I've included Leah in the mailing chain for communications sake.

Head Researcher L. S. Davis
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 5521 ex: 7


To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis, Site-19 Finance Liaison Tyler O'Neil
From: Researcher Leah Królik
Subject: re:re:re:re:re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/21
Time: 0901


Tyler,

You stated in earlier emails that using rabbits to contain SCP-173 would "be viable in the long term". From your reports turtles are more viable than current measures in the short term, but comparatively they don't do as well as rabbits in the long term. I urge you and your team to take another look at the numbers. Feel free to propose any rabbit care that could be more cost efficient.

Researcher Leah Królik
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 1221 ex: 31


On 2017/06/22 SCP-████ breached containment causing site wide power failure. Before backup generators restored power to the site, SCP-173 breached containment. This led to the injury of 12 personnel and 7 deaths.

To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis, Site-19 Finance Liaison Tyler O'Neil
From: Researcher Leah Królik
Subject: re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/26
Time: 1403


Davis and Tyler,

After last week's containment breaches from SCP-████ and SCP-173, I revisited my containment proposal. The update is attached below.

Researcher Leah Królik
Site-19 Anomalous Art Research Team
19 1221 ex: 31

[proposed-conprocs_SCP-173_v2.pdf]



To: Head Researcher L. S. Davis, Researcher Leah Królik
From: Site-19 Finance Liaison Tyler O'Neil
Subject: re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:re:SCP-173 containment suggestion
Date: 2017/06/28
Time: 1142


Researcher Davis and Researcher Leah,

I consulted with my colleagues and we are in agreement. The budget for the proposal has been approved.

Tyler O'Neil
Site-19 Finance Liaison
19 1919 ex: 01

P.S. Can't wait to see the buns :)

A thunderstorm occurred on 2018/03/14. 10 rabbit cages lining SCP-173's containment had been left unlocked. The rabbits managed to escape during the brownouts. Due to the missing rabbits, there was a blind spot in SCP-173's containment cell.

Testing was scheduled that day and staff were unaware of the missing rabbits. Temporary blackout site wide occurred, allowing SCP-173 to breach containment.

Security footage captured SCP-173 traversing the east halls.

Video Log


Date: 2018/03/14
Time: 1848
Location: Anomalous Art, Eastern Wing


<Begin Log>


[There is no audio, and lights flicker in the hallway. SCP-173 traverses as the lights flicker. At the other end of the hallway 4 of the 10 escaped rabbits lay in a pile, sleeping. Despite the cacophony, the rabbits' body language is calm, and they have their eyes closed.]

[SCP-173 approaches the rabbits, and it crouches down level with them. The lights go out and the hallway is dark for 10 seconds. When the lights return, SCP-173 is postured, mid-stroke, petting the rabbits.]


<End Log>



SCP-173 was re-contained with no further incident.





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