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Are animals on the runway defined as a runway incursion?

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The FAA defines a runway incursion as:

Any occurrence at an aerodrome involving the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and take off of aircraft.

So no.

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    $\begingroup$ This is the ICAO definition as well $\endgroup$ Oct 26, 2017 at 4:14
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They are considered a runway obstruction not incursion.

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    $\begingroup$ Can you provide a reference for this? Is it valid worldwide or in your country? $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Oct 26, 2017 at 7:18
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    $\begingroup$ I've always heard 'obstruction' in reference to inanimate objects on the runway -- storm debris, blown tire remnants, etc. Wildlife hazard is the the term I've heard most commonly used to warn of critters on the runway. Here in Florida, tortoises and alligators routinely wander onto runways. The tower usually redirects traffic to avoid them until they wander off. $\endgroup$
    – Gerry
    Oct 26, 2017 at 12:39
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    $\begingroup$ Perfect answer, master! $\endgroup$ Oct 26, 2017 at 14:10
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    $\begingroup$ @eduardoguilherme The reason this is not a perfect answer is that you don't know if it is true or not. $\endgroup$ Oct 26, 2017 at 15:03
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    $\begingroup$ While in Alaska, other creatures are obstructions...cbc.ca/news/canada/north/seal-runway-alaska-airport-1.4372369 $\endgroup$
    – DJohnM
    Oct 27, 2017 at 3:43

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