Flights delayed due to Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy on runway of La Guardia Airport NY (Video)

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Several flights were delayed on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 for up to 20 minutes at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport . After a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy escaped from her cage and went for a stroll on the tarmac.

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy at New York City's LaGuardia Airport

Screenshot: NBC Video

The 14-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Byrdie ran loose on the runway and tarmac area before being corralled with the help of no fewer than 11 airport vehicles.

Authorities asked Austin Varner, the dog’s owner to help them catch the puppy. When Varner called the puppy, Byrdie came running towards her owner.

“They took me physically outside the plane and said, ‘Ma’am, your dog got loose and we’re trying to catch her,'” Byrdie’s owner said. “I think she just wanted a little exercise.”

Video Credit: NBC

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