A wild elk that ventured into South Carolina, marking the first time in 275 years an elk has been spotted in the Palmetto State.

WNCN reports the elk has been seen in Pickens County, located in the Upstate region of South Carolina, after wandering south from North Carolina. The news station said elk expects predict the young bull elk is more than likely searching for a mate.

The photographed appearance is the first confirmed of a bull elk in South Carolina since 1737, WNCN reports.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources reports the elk is assumed to be one of a herd of about 150 that stays around the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina. It was first spotted in South Carolina on Oct. 21.

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