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.