Couple Being Investigated for Encounter With Moose

Authorities in Jackman, Maine, say the Powells might have committed a misdemeanor by following the moose.
1:27 | 04/24/14

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Now, to the surprising twist for the couple who had a terrifying confrontation with a moose in Maine. They are now facing possible criminal charges. Authorities are investigating whether they were harassing the moose. ABC's John muller has the story. Reporter: Take a look at this close encounter. A wild moose stopping bob and Janice Powell dead in their tracks. The only thing I could think of is what I had to put between myself and the moose. Reporter: Janice capturing the run-in from her snowmobile camera while riding in Jackman, Maine, on Friday. Afraid the moose will come at them again, Janice fires a warning shot from a pistol. Now, the Powells who were not harmed and reported the incident to authorities, are under investigation by the Maine warden service, who says it's examining the video of the encounter to see if there's proof the couple may have been following the moose, a misdemeanor harassment charge. What we need to do here is determine if those were involved did something unlawful or if they did not. Reporter: The Powells deny they were following the moose. They are avid snowmobiles who know better than disturbing wildlife. We have a new appreciation for moose, and wildlife, in general. We'll be keeping more of a distance. Reporter: For "Good morning America," John muller, ABC news, New York.

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