I found a snowy owl on the beach off the Oregon Inlet, Bonner Bridge south jetty, NC, February 9, 2018. It was in the protected, fenced area east of the old Coast Guard station. It flew a couple of times, staying within the fencing, and seemed skittish while I walked from the jetty beach towards the Coast Guard station. I have some long-shot photos of it because I did not want to scare it any more than I already had. I observed it from 9:30 a.m. to about 10:00, and left it on the west side of the fenced area. It seemed healthy but did not like me being in the area. I have submitted the long-shot photos to Carolina Rare Bird facebook page.