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.

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