Beautiful footage of a snowy owl was captured by a traffic camera in Montreal, Quebec earlier this week. It's pretty badass to see a majestic wild owl swoop in for a landing, especially since so much of the footage we see of owls tends to be when they're in captivity, dancing to the "The Monster Mash" at Halloween or upstaging a bride during her wedding. Barbara Frei, the director of the McGill Bird Observatory, explained why the owl was close to a highway:
I think they are attracted specifically to the highway because it has open, grassy fields nearby which is perfect for hunting their favorite prey, which is small rodents.
Snowy owl spotted soaring on Montreal traffic camera
This snowy owl photobombed a Montreal traffic camera giving the world stunning images of the majestic bird. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/1.3393343Posted by CBC News on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Sometimes owls have to pull over and stop during long a long highway journey, just like humans. But rather than eating fast food, they go for the free-range option instead.