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Video: Adirondacks Hiker Comes Face-to-Face With Moose

Says 35-year-old hiker, "In one picture, he looked like he was actually smiling at me."

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Pittsburgh hiker Sam Perkins came within five feet of an young male Adirondack moose in the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area—and after ducking behind a rock, he took video and photos of his encounter. Perkins guesses the moose weighed 600 pounds, and calls it “a once in a lifetime experience.”