Traffic cameras are usually a pretty boring event, monitoring traffic, checking for accidents and hazards, sometimes used for issues fines to people breaking the law.
It is pretty unlikely for them to capture anything quite like this.
These images were captured by Highway 40, Montreal, and tweeted by the Quebec transport minister Robert Poeti.
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
His tweet roughly translates to “Beautiful snowy owl taken up by the road network surveillance cameras on the A-40 in western MTL.”
It is suspected that it is a female snowy owl, attracted to the area by the gorgeous meadows just next to the highway.
What a shot, traffic camera used for good!
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