View Full Version : Turtle Parade at JFK

06-29-2011, 07:31 PM
Maybe they were looking for the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island?

Dozens of flights were delayed at John F. Kennedy Airport after about 150 turtles crawled onto the tarmac in search of beaches to lay their eggs, aviation authorities said.

The parade of slow-moving diamondback terrapins began about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Ron Marsico, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, told 1010 WINS staff went out between takeoffs to remove the turtles.

Turtle Parade Delays Flights (http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/06/29/flights-delayed-after-150-turtles-crawl-onto-kennedy-airport-tarmac/)

06-29-2011, 10:57 PM
Awwww! I hope none of them got run over!

07-01-2011, 03:04 AM
I shared the link with my family via Facebook and it was a hit.

My niece "saw" my turtle parade link and raised me a duck ramp:


*hums* ... be kind to your web-footed friends ...

Aussie Willy
07-01-2011, 03:15 AM
Yeah way to go turtles.

I don't think I would mind having my flight held up for turtles.