2008-10-30 / Local & State

Choochy The Pooch Delays Flights At Boston Airport

BOSTON (AP) - Just call Choochy the poodle a "runway runaway."

The "fast and elusive" poodle scampered across runways and taxiways at Logan International Airport over the weekend, evading airport personnel for more than 17 hours and delaying at least eight flights.

Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella says Choochy escaped from her kennel as she was being unloaded after a flight from Detroit on Saturday night.

About 15 state police, firefighters, operations personnel and even electricians chased Choochy late into the night, delaying flights for up 30 minutes.

Orlandella says the poodle "frightened, tired and hunger" was finally lured to safety with food early Sunday afternoon.

The dog was treated for minor injuries at a Boston animal hospital before being returned to her family.

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