Just because you happen to be a 255,000-pound vehicle coming in at 200+ miles an hour in New York doesn't mean you automatically get the right of way. So say about 150 turtles that crawled onto a runway at New York City's JFK airport Wednesday morning.
At about 6:45 am, the band of turtles decided it was time to take a stroll on the inviting tarmac. It was enough to delay flights as crews cleared them from the tarmac. The time it took to get full clearance though, the turtles set up a Twitter feed and ramped up more than 2,800 followers describing their dilemma. Cleverly, some complained about the Transportation Security Administration.
"We go straight to the runway because it takes 5 hours to get out of our shells for the TSA" ...."And the shell pat down option is too awkward."