Rare snowy owl spotted in Joliet

December 20, 2012 (JOLIET, Ill.)

Ruth Meyer from the Illinois Audubon Society snapped a photo as the snowy owl was perched on top of the hobby shop.

This type of owl is known for its snowy white feathers, large size and its role as Harry Potter's pet Hedwig in the popular books and movies.

A group of bird lovers enjoyed the special treat for a few hours before the owl eventually took off.

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