Snowy Owl Photobombs Traffic Camera

A highway traffic camera in Montreal got quite the surprise when a snowy owl swooped across the screen.

Quebec Transport Minister Robert Poetin shared shots from the feathered encounter on Twitter, writing, "Magnificent snowy owl captured by road network surveillance cameras on A-40 in West MTL."

 

According to McGill Bird Observatory Director Barbara Frei, Montreal's own Hedwig was likely looking for a perch while hunting.

β€œI think they are attracted specifically to the highway because it has open, grassy fields nearby which is perfect for hunting their favourite prey, which is small rodents,” Frei tells CBC. β€œThey like to get a good lay of the land and the high lamp posts or other posts that they can perch on while hunting just suits them perfectly.”

 
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