A Siamese cat had a brush with death after swallowing 16 hair bobbles.
Olaf's owners didn’t know he'd been secretly eating the bands until he fell ill.
X-rays revealed the four-year-old feline, who lives with his owners in Northwich, had something metal inside his stomach.
A veterinary team at a hospital in Hartford, Cheshire feared it could be sharp wire and so decided the best thing to do was to operate.
But they were shocked to find a mound of hair bobbles inside Olaf’s stomach, suspected to have been there for “quite some time.”