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Spider spinning web inside man’s ear, video goes viral


China: A man in eastern China visited a hospital with complaints of “a crawling sensation” in his right ear. Upon examination, the doctor found a spider that had really made itself at home.

Dr. Zhang Pan, of the Affiliated Hospital of Yangzhou University in East China’s Jiangsu Province, said he didn’t notice the spider inside the man’s ear at first.

The video shows a tube descending deep into the man’s ear, revealing a small spider squatting very comfortably near the tympanic membrane, or eardrum. Wispy, pale filaments of its web are visible nearby — though it did not appear to have caught anything yet.

Video Credit: South China Morning Post

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