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01/06/2015 05:55 BST | Updated 01/06/2015 06:59 BST

Spider In Ear: Arachnid 'Filmed In Swimmer's Infected Ear Canal'

If you had to make a list of the things you’d LEAST like to have in your ear, this is probably number one.

Yup, that looks like a spider peeking out of a man’s ear canal.

The gruesome clip was posted to YouTube by Bruce Branit, who wrote: “Swam at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend and got a super painful ear infection.

spider in ear

Can you hear something?

“Totally blocked ear canal. Tried to use my phone’s camera to see if I could see anything. Found this!”

It’s not the first time an arachnid has been found nesting in a nice cosy ear.

Last year singer Katie Melua posted video of her own eight-legged guest after noticing a “rustling” sound in her ear.

So I had a rustling in my ear for a week and went to the doctor to have it checked out this morning. THIS little fella is what they found!

Video, jonka Katie Melua (@katiemeluaofficial) julkaisi laitteella

And in 2012 these gruesome images of a spider nestled in a Chinese woman’s ear canal went viral.

spider in ear canal

Incy wincy spider: The arachnid peers out of a Chinese woman's ear canal

After you’ve finished blocking your ears up with cement it’s worth noting the post was greeted with the usual flood of naysayers, one of whom points out Branit has a background in video graphics and visual effects.

And you might want to send Branit your ear-cleaning bill – because he’s since come clean and admitted it’s a fake.

“Okay, so yeah, I don’t really have a spider in my ear. I did have a hell-of-case of swimmers ear that was the inspiration,” he wrote on his website.

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