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June 30, 2011 8:45 am

Turtles Bring JFK to a Crawl

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Photo: Port Authority of NY and NJ

CNN – More than 150 turtles crossed over an active runway in JFK International Airport, and disrupted air traffic on Wednesday, so that they could continue their mating season.

The first turtle was spotted at 6:45 a.m. and a short time afterward, Port Authority staff was dispatched and the U.S. Department of Agriculture assisted, according to Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico.

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