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Lion mugs for camera, poses with boy at Miami zoo

June 28, 2012 3:58:52 AM PDT
Things got a bit wild for a young boy at a zoo in Florida Wednesday.

Seven-year-old Alex Hawker was posing for a picture in front of the lion's den at Zoo miami when he got quite a surprise.

"It jumped on the glass, and I said, 'What was that?'" he said. "Then I looked. It was a lion."

Sean Hawker captured the picture of his son's close encounter with the wild animal.

He says it was sheer luck, a "one in a billion shot."

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