Turtles On JFK Tarmac Create Flight Delays
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Some rather small turtles created big travel headaches Wednesday on the tarmac at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
About 150 turtles crawled onto a runway Wednesday morning, in search of beaches to lay their eggs.
Instead, they found themselves in the middle of one of the world's busiest airports.
Some flights were delayed up to 30 minutes, as air traffic controllers told pilots to hold their positions as the turtles were relocated.
Workers scooped the turtles up and got them out of harm's way.
The migration of diamondback terrapin turtles happens every year at Kennedy, which is built on the edge of Jamaica Bay.