A man was shocked to discover that the ear pain he’d been having was caused by a large spider that crawled into his ear canal.
Bruce Branit reportedly began experiencing a painful ear infection after swimming in a Missouri lake. When he decided to investigate, he grabbed his iPhone to get a closer look inside.
“Swa[m] at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend and got a super painful ear infection, tried to use my phone camera to see if I could see anything ... Found this!” Branit wrote alongside a video of the terrifying moment that the giant spider crawled out of his ear.
The spider went back inside the man’s ear as quickly as it emerged.
“I shouldn't have watched this,” one viewer wrote.
“Put a warning on these videos please," another exclaimed. "I'll be sleeping with earplugs now!"
Some viewers alleged that the video was fake, saying it is two separate clips edited together.
“The legs returning back into the ear canal is a touch too smooth for real arachnid motion,” one skeptic commented.
“The movements are way too smooth to be entirely realistic, a bug in real life would be much quicker, but the look of the model itself is incredibly convincing[,] well done,” another added.
Despite the skepticism, spiders have been known to crawl inside people’s ear canals.
Watch the video of the spider below.
Photo Credit: Daily Mail