A Montreal traffic camera has become an internet sensation after it attracted the interest of a passing snowy owl in need of a perch to land on.
Footage captured by the camera on its approach shows the bird soaring toward its target against a backdrop of a storm hit Montreal motorway on 3 January and has since taken the internet by storm after Quebec’s transport minister shared the snaps on Facebook and Twitter.
Snowy owls are a particularly revered species in Quebec where the animal is an official state symbol and protected from hunters.
Robert Poeti’s original tweet of the footage has now garnered over 1.4k retweets.
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