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The adorable turtle-induced delays at JFK yesterday now have a soundtrack, as audio has emerged from dozens of chattering pilots stranded on the runway by the little critters. And none of the very official-sounding officers wish to rush the little critters along.
"British Airways reported a turtle in the vicinity of kilo and kilo charlie heading towards the runway," crackles one report, while "Tower, Car 97 is clear, four turtles removed." All told, over 200 turtles were removed from the runway.
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
Sounded like the Invasion of the Turtles.......... Pilots reporting them all over.....
Did Car 97 collect them and ''re-home'' them or just chuck them over the fence !!
Quality 'PIPE' by the way !!
Originally posted by e11888
reply to post by KilrathiLG
Yes but why are we stopping for turtles? Run them over? Do we stop for ants? Scorpions? Spiders? Birds? Rabbits? Whats so special about turtles...?edit on 1-7-2011 by e11888 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gemdog
Nice post, made me smile, then read the evil metal bird part which made me laugh. I kept reading the responses which Then made me a little sad. Thinking of life as "something in our way" is a sad place to be. I think the point is that when we Can give the "right of way", we should. Who knows, maybe the Giant Turtle that carries Earth on her back will turn around and bite us pesky mites in the ass someday.
Im still trying to work off my childhood bad karma from "frog baseball," I'd hate to add the "turtle toss" at my age.