RPC-818

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Juvenile RPC-818 instance captured on trail camera 50km south of the Nizhnyaya Tunguska River, Siberia.

Registered Phenomena Code: 818

Object Class: Beta-Red

Hazards: Aggression, Sapient

Containment Protocols: Instances of RPC-818 are to be contained within a 3x3x3 meter cement cell, equipped with a viewing window no larger than one square meter and a mechanical feeding hatch. The viewing window is to be composed of a polycarbonate sheet. High-risk communities (those located within the taiga biomes) are to be monitored for suspect disappearances. If a possible habitat is discovered, an MST unit is to be dispatched to the area. MST units are to monitor the area via trail cams for activity. Once located, the RPC is to be approached via helicopter and remotely sedated. Personnel are advised to maintain an approximate distance of 25 meters from the anomaly until complete sedation occurs. All instances of RPC-818 are to be contained within Site-002. Currently, one instance of RPC-818 is held in Site-002 for research purposes. The specimen is to be provided with one deceased medium-sized prey animal per week. Additional RPC-818 instances are to be examined, tested and subsequently disposed of.

Description: RPC-818 instances are mammalian creatures, possessing six limbs, a short muzzle and a tail. The specimen's face has features similar to that of a Gulo gulo1. Fully matured RPC-818 instances weigh approximately 100-120 kg and are 2-2.5 meters tall when standing on their hind legs. Each of the six elongated limbs attached via joints simmilar to the glenohumeral2 has five curved claws used for climbing and gripping. This joint structure allows for brachiation3. The creature is covered in a dark green hide, the bristles needle-like in form. The structure of these bristles is comparable to those of the porcupine, save that they are much shorter in length. Beneath the creature's overcoat RPC-818's base skin appears charred; mostly black with spots of exposed flesh. The entities possess highly developed strength and gripping capabilities, allowing them to leap from treetop to treetop nimbly. The specimens prehensile tail assists in these actions. Instances have been recorded traveling at speeds up to 60 kph in this manner. The instances show some sapient abilities, being able to solve puzzles for rewards and becoming accustomed to daily routines.

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Upper Right - Sedated RPC-818 instance shortly before capture

Instances of RPC-818 spend most their time concealed in the tree canopy, preferring white spruce, balsam fir, and jack pines. The entity's hide provides an excellent camouflage in their native environment.

RPC-818 instances are predators. The most common prey are various deer, caribou, elk, small moose, the dall and bighorn sheep and the mountain goat. Though RPC-818 instances do not typically hunt or consume humans, they do not preclude them from their dietary preferences when deprived of regular food sources. The anomaly only hunts for subsistence, but will exhibit aggression if provoked. RPC-818 instances will conceal themselves within a tree's canopy and remain stationary until potential prey approaches within approximately 15 meters of its position. Once approached, RPC-818 will launch itself upon the animal, attempting to bite the prey's neck and other vital areas, then retreat with it back up the tree where it will consume the animal. Instances of RPC-818 typically weigh heavier than their targeted prey. Due to this, said prey are often incapacitated once pounced on. If the prey animal attempts to escape, the RPC-818 instance will brachiate in pursuit. The RPC-818 population has a higher success rate per hunt than that of other non-pack mammalian predators (72% compared to the 58% of cheetahs).

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