Stupid Sex Tricks: You’ve heard of road turtles…

…but have you ever heard of AIRPORT turtles?

Love is in the air at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. More than 150 turtles crossed over an active runway and disrupted air traffic on Wednesday so that they could continue their mating season.

The diamondback terrapins were trying to get to an ideal location to lay their eggs. That’s a sandy area that happens to be across Runway 4, according to Carol Bannerman of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The turtles were primarily female, and the fertilization of their eggs occurs in the water, she said.

JFK is surrounded by a bay and wetland areas.

On second thought, maybe this is a stupid airport location trick.

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2 Responses to Stupid Sex Tricks: You’ve heard of road turtles…

  1. Uzza says:

    I think it’s awesome that they respected the critters, not just ran them down or whatever.

    • Sabina Becker says:

      Yep…quite the change from when people only thought of turtles as pets or soup meat. All those pesky greenies have made a positive impact on the corporatocracy after all.

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