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Tiger has surgery for giant hairball

A 400 pound tiger had surgery today to remove giant hairballs.

Thai, a 17-year-old tiger owned by Vernon Yates, was brought to BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Clearwater to have the hairballs surgically removed from its belly Wednesday.

The hairballs weighed over 4 pounds. Surgery took a couple of hours, according to the animal hospital.

Yates operates the Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation center in Seminole.

Tiger has surgery for giant hairball 05/22/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:07pm]

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