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Canadian traffic camera captures images of snowy owl

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Photo: Facebook/Robert Poeti Photo: Facebook/Robert Poeti
MONTREAL (KPTV) -

'Majestic' isn't a word people generally use to refer to photos from a traffic camera.

But that's just one of the many adjectives one can use to describe photos of a snowy owl in flight in Montreal, Quebec.

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Quebec's transportation minister, Robert Poeti, posted photos of the owl on Facebook Thursday, saying the photos came from a surveillance camera along Highway 40.

People worldwide quickly began sharing the post. As of Friday morning, more than 19,000 people had shared it.

Bird experts say the owl was likely hunting for prey in a nearby field and thought the camera would make a good spot to perch.

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