Turtles Delay Flights At New York's JFK Airport Flights were delayed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Wednesday, after more than 70 turtles crawled onto the tarmac. The turtles aren't strangers to the airport which is surrounded by waterways and swampland.
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Turtles Delay Flights At New York's JFK Airport

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Turtles Delay Flights At New York's JFK Airport

Turtles Delay Flights At New York's JFK Airport

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Flights were delayed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Wednesday, after more than 70 turtles crawled onto the tarmac. The turtles aren't strangers to the airport which is surrounded by waterways and swampland.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

A runway at New York's JFK International was shut down yesterday, when a herd of turtles - make that a bale of turtles - slowly tried to cross. A few were spotted by a plane taxiing out. Pretty soon lots of pilots were reporting a veritable invasion of turtles. The turtles aren't strangers to the airport, which is surrounded by waterways and swamp land. But try telling that to travelers whose flights were delayed by 90 minutes.

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