Images of the majestic snowy owl soaring past the winter highway scene were first shared by Quebec's transportation minister, Robert Poeti. He said the footage was taken Sunday morning. The photos became so popular that Poeti shared the video too.
Social media users enthusiastically shared the bird's flight, and many were quick to point out the bird's likeness to Harry Potter's bird, Hedwig.
Snowy owl spotted soaring on Montreal traffic camera https://t.co/S95uOHTIZu HEDWIG IS STILL ALIVE YOU GUYS— Snizzbone 2.0 (@3_Alec_1) January 7, 2016
While Canada may be an unexpected location to spot "Hedwig," the owl wasn't an unusual sight to residents, some of whom commented on Poeti's page about other encounters with the beautiful creature. Snowy owls are usually found very far north but can migrate as far as the northern United States, according to National Geographic.