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MONTREAL, Canada — Images of a snowy owl recorded by a Montreal traffic camera are going viral.
CBC reports that the camera is situated along Montreal’s Highway 40, and it caught the images Jan. 3.
Transport Minister Robert Poeti originally tweeted about the owl on Thursday.
Magnifique harfang des neiges capté par les caméras de surveillance du réseau routier sur l’A-40 dans l’ouest de MTL pic.twitter.com/ivaKZDel9r
— Robert Poëti (@robertpoeti) January 7, 2016
Barbara Frei, the director of the McGill Bird Observatory, tells CBC that the bird is a young female who was likely looking for a place to perch.
The owls breed north of the Arctic Circle, she said, but migrate as far as southern Canada during the winter.