Team of turtles moseying on JFK Airport runway causes delays

A crew of randy turtles went to JFK Airport to do what they do best Friday — slow things down.

Some 40 diamondback terrapins sparked delays on the runways at the Queens airport Friday afternoon as they took their time making their annual migration for a nesting ritual, Port Authority officials said.

“There were planes briefly stuck in queue,” a Port Authority spokeswoman Cheryl Albiez said about the turtles. “It is turtle season here, but it was a little unusual to get the turtles at this time.”

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