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4-Pound Hairball in Stomach of 400-Pound Florida Tiger! VIDEO!


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, hairballs )

Cher
- 486 days ago - sun-sentinel.com
While Ty reclined drowsily in the back of Vernon Yates' white pickup, about a dozen reporters and photographers stood less than 2 feet from his open cage, snapping photos of him - and of themselves, standing within inches of the 400-pound Siberian tiger



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Ruth S. (307)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 9:25 am
Poor Ty, he must have been feeling so bad, I'm so glad that they got the hair ball out.
 

Julie E. (346)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:11 am
Love the photo. So happy he was saved.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:13 am
Good to hear Ty has been looked after.
Has anyone noticed the eyes of the tiger in this posting? They're little Earths.
Thanks Cher :")
 

Barbara D. (75)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 10:25 am
Now this is a surgery I would have loved to stand in on!! G*d, that poor kitty must have been hurting!
 

Sandi C. (236)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 11:26 am
get better Ty. glad they got it out.
 

linda newman (2929)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:30 pm
poor tiger
 

Boyd W. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:35 pm
I'm no mathematician, but I have a 13 pound cat who horks up hairballs on a distressingly regular basis. It makes me gag, but it's just something normal that they do. If I divide the tiger's 400 pounds by my cat's 13, I get a ratio of 30.77 to 1. If I divide the tiger's 4 pound hairball by the same figure, I get .13 of a pound, a bit more than a couple ounces. My cat putting that amount on the carpet wouldn't surprise me at all, unless I stepped on it in my bare feet...
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 2:47 pm
If I saw that in my house, I would just projectile vomit....then move.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:09 pm
Wow, that is one of a kind fur ball!
 

Carlene V. (203)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:30 pm
Poor fella, no wonder he would hardly eat. Glad to hear the hairball is out and Ty is on the way to full recovery.
 

Fran F. (111)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:08 pm
Poor kitty! I'm so glad they got that hair ball out successfully.
 

Susan Ho (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:45 pm
I didn't know big cats get hairballs too!
 

janet f. (29)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:11 pm
Someone, hand me the world's biggest brush.
 

Dale O. (190)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:27 pm
That is a lot of hairball. Poor Ty, having to put up with a hairball that size, best wishes for Ty.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:55 pm
This was on national news. Hope Ty will be OK and maybe they should start feeding him something that will make the hairballs pass more easily.
 

Sara P. (57)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:18 am
I'm happy to know that the tiger now is ok, poor baby. Thanks Cher.
 

Joan AWAY McAllister (1083)
Saturday May 25, 2013, 11:15 pm
Poor Baby. Thanks Cher
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:00 am
poor baby, glad they operated because it would have taken way to much femalt!!!
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:18 pm
Hairballs seem to be a cat problem, how do they cope with it in nature? Different diet maybe.
 
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