The DEC wants you to beware of a hazard you could face if you are heading to the Adirondacks. This is the time of year to enjoy the beautiful fall colors and fall hiking in the Adirondacks. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is issuing a warning for those travelers in and driving to the Adirondacks.

As the leaves begin to change, moose are on the move because it is their breading season in northern parts of New York. According to News 10 ABC, the moose will wander into areas that they don't usually appear in, looking for mates. They tend to be out near dawn and dusk. They are enormous animals and because they are so tall, sometimes headlights don't pick up that there is an animal there.

The DEC say that there are about four hundred moose in the Adirondacks. There were three moose killed last weekend. However, so far, no humans have died from encounters with moose. They are warning to be more aware and cautious if you are heading on any Adirondack roads during early fall.