Turtles Cause Delays at JFK Airport

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At least 150 turtles are responsible for major delays at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Runways had to be shut down when turtles decided to walk across the paths meant for airplanes.

JFK is surrounded by a bay and sandy wetland area. The turtles have to cross on the main runways to get to the area where they lay their eggs.  It's an annual event.

The Port Authority and U.S. Department of Agriculture staff assisted in picking up the turtles and moving them to a better place to continue nesting.

In an official statement about the delays, Jet Blue Airways candidly said that next year they, "Hope for faster animals."

 

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