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June 29, 2011


Travelers were delayed at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday morning after about 150 turtles ambled onto a runway and blocked air traffic from moving.

(Thanks to Chuck Schneider and Ralph)

Turtle Terrorism Update:

Turtle To Blame For Rollover

(Thanks to Guin)


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I smell a federal grant coming to create a tunnel under the runway so the turtles can get to the other side safely.

Why did the turtle cross the runway? No, really, why?

Damn those Arby's 'Shroom & Swiss turtles, anyway!

A legal tortoise tort is in the works.

It's those damn Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles again.

The dreaded, herd of turtles.

I bet they are in cahoots with the cows.

Several years ago in southern Kentucky, I saw what at first appeared to be a medium-sized dog crossing the 70-mph four lane. Closer up, it resembled a small dinosaur, lumbering massively across the road.
It turned out to be an alligator snapping turtle that stood an easy 15 to 18 inches off the pavement and was about four feet from snout to tip.
You can bet your sweet bippy (geezer alert!) that I avoided a collision with that thing.

The Port Authority of NY: Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

We had one of those, too, Steve, in our back pasture. My little brother thought it was a cool big rock and did a dance on it. He fell off when it moved. He then headed back to the house for clean shorts.

Our flight was once delayed on the runway in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for 15 minutes, while the airport sent out a guy to chase the iguanas off the tarmac. The pilot said over the intercom, "We could drive over 'em, but they'd probably get sucked up into the engines and that wouldn't do either of us any good."

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