HARRY Potter fans did a double-take when a snowy owl flew in to Huddersfield to celebrate the latest book in the series.
One-year-old Oliver, from the Mirfield-based Owls Great and Small project, is a lookalike for Hedwig, Harry Potter's famous feathered friend.
Oliver also brought along his pal Eric the tawny owl to Ottakar's bookshop in New Street, which was renamed Pottakar's for the launch of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Michelle Gilbert, who runs Owls Great and Small, said people had always been interested in the birds, but that had increased since the Harry Potter books.
"We have a number of owls which we take round schools to meet pupils," she said.
"The children love to stroke them and learn all about them.
"Our owls are hand- reared, so they are not nervous around humans. They are used to meeting large crowds and don't mind it at all."
Michelle and her owls also visit shows. Last week she took them to the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.