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Basketball-sized hairball

3 years 4 months 1 week ago May 22, 2013 May 22, 2013 Wednesday, May 22 2013 May 22, 2013 6:52 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA- A tiger in Florida couldn't hack-up a basketball-sized hairball and it took veterinary surgeons to remove it. Ty the 17-year-old tiger underwent the procedure in Clearwater near Tampa after he wouldn't eat for nearly two weeks. Ty is cared for by Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation and workers brought the tiger to a vet who discovered a four-pound obstruction using a scope with a camera. Ty is said to be doing fine.

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