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Young Elk Hanging Out In The Area-Brevard NC


Last updated 6/28/2018 at 9:23am

Photo courtesy of Visit NC Smokies

A younger version of the elk seen here has been spotted in Transylvania County.

The video of the elk crossing N.C. 280 near Turkey Pen a couple of weeks ago has circulated far and wide by now. But can the public expect to see more of them on this side of the Blue Ridge Parkway? This is the second confirmed sighting in Transylvania County in the last couple of years.

The first one was seen off Slick Fisher Road in Lake Toxaway. That one made his way down to Georgia and eventually South Carolina, according to N.C. Wildlife Commission elk biologist Justin McVey. That elk was removed and placed in a nature reserve in Charleston, S.C.

McVey said that during this time...

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