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Additional sightings: First elk in SC since 1700s continues to graze in Pickens Co.

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Elk in Norris (Courtesy: Lana Miller) Elk in Norris (Courtesy: Lana Miller)
Elk in Norris (Courtesy: Lana Miller) Elk in Norris (Courtesy: Lana Miller)
Elk in Norris (Courtesy: Lana Miller) Elk in Norris (Courtesy: Lana Miller)
NORRIS, SC (FOX CAROLINA) -

The bull elk that has been seen grazing throughout Pickens County in recent weeks was seen again in the Norris area on Sunday.

The elk was first spotted on Oct. 21 and has since been wandering through Pickens County.

Lana Miller shared photos of the elk at her parents home on Cook Road that she snapped on Sunday. She said it was the first time the animal was seen there.

Biologists with the SC Department of Natural Resources are asking people to steer clear of the protected animals.

Elk died off in the region in the late 1700s and were only recently reintroduced in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Biologists believe the elk broke apart from a herd of about 150 in the Smoky Mountains and will eventually return to North Carolina.

MORE: Wildlife biologists warn about wild elk roaming the Upstate

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