Saturday, 2 July 2011

Turtles on runway delay flights at JFK

Passengers departing from New York's JFK Airport faced delays yesterday which were caused by turtles crossing a runway.

Flights were halted for around 15 minutes as 150 diamond back terrapin turtles were spotted crossing a runway. It is thought that the turtles were trying to get to the other side of the runway to lay eggs on the wildlife refuge which borders the airport. The wildlife refuge is thought to be the diamondback turtles most popular breeding ground in North America.

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