A young man in China was horrified when doctors discovered a cockroach and 25 of its babies living inside of his ear.
According to reports, the 19-year-old, identified only as Mr. Li, woke up in the middle of the night with pain and itchiness in his right ear. He visited the hospital the next morning after the pain failed to subside, and doctors examined him.
Li’s ear, according to doctors, was crawling with cockroaches. It is believed that a female cockroach found a home inside Li’s ear canal and laid eggs several weeks later.
“We saw an insect-shaped object blocking his ear canal completely,” Dr. Yang Jing told TVS, according to the Daily Mail. After extracting the cockroach, doctors found another 25 baby cockroaches.
If the bugs hadn’t been discovered, doctors told Li his ear "would have been destroyed."