I was on a jumpseat ride on DAL back in the days when ATC could ride on the flightdeck. We were taxiing out to the rwy at MCO when I noticed ahead an object on the taxiway. I mentioned it to the captain. It turned out to be a 4' long alligator blocking the taxiway. After a few minutes waiting , the captain spooled up an engine and the gator scurried off the rwy.
Turtles and geese were common sightings on the rwy at APN when I was controlling in the Air Force.
Nice story! The best is when the runway condition is commonly reported nil in parts of canada due to the...uh...let's say "goose waste."
My dad had to hold short of an alligator a year or so ago...the thing just wouldn't move and both spooling up the engines and TRs didn't do a thing. I guess patience is key in those situations..