7 Year Old Scared By Lion At Miami Zoo

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MIAMI, FL. (CNN) – Things got a bit wild Wednesday at Zoo Miami.  Seven-year-old Alex Hawker was posing for a picture in front of the lion’s den, when he got quite a surprise.

“It jumped on the glass, and I said, ‘What was that?’ Then I looked. It was a lion.”

Sean Hawker captured the picture of his son’s close encounter with a wild animal.  He says it was sheer luck a “one in a billion shot.”