Snowy owl invades Duluth coffee plant

You probably know how the routine goes if you’ve ever been in the coffee roasting business. You throw the beans in the roaster, get ready to turn on the heat, and remove the snowy owl that’s looking back at you from inside the cooling vent where the bean chaff is collected.

So it was just another day at work on Wednesday for the employees at the Alakef Coffee/City Girl Coffee Company in Duluth.

“I caught sight of something white. I saw eyes and then I saw feathers and then I think it tried to fly out because it was spooked, seriously startled and very dirty,” employee Ezra Bennett tells the Duluth News Tribune.

“She was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I was in the right place at the right time,” Bennett said.

She’s been taken to the Raptor Center in the Twin Cities along with her new name.