26/04/2012 10:30 BST | Updated 26/04/2012 10:49 BST

Dog Delays Flights At New York's LaGuardia Airport (PICTURES)

Byrdie, the Rhodesian ridgeback, didn't fancy getting on board the 10.20am Delta flight for Memphis yesterday - he decided he'd much rather have a sniff about the runway instead.

His unfortunate escape saw him delay three flights as handlers attempted to coax him off the tarmac - but fortunately for the passengers held up by the curious hound, operation 'dog shoo' took only 10 minutes to complete.

For more snaps of the awesomely-named Byrdie doing his thing, take a look at this special photo gallery we've got for you below.