The faint of heart may wish to look away now as this amazing video shows the moment a man had a LIVE MOTH pulled out of his ear.
The grisly ear-cleaning operation was captured on film after the man, known only as ‘Mikey’ was spotted lying on the floor complaining that he had a bug in his ear.
With a colourful choice of language, Mikey tells his friends he can hear the animal moving in his ear and shouts as it starts trying to flap its wings.
Describing the moment the moth flew into his ear, Mikey says: “I felt him go boom and I went to go smack and he went in there.”
Filmed in the US city of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, the video, taken on September 28 this year, shows pals of the man hold open his ear and shine a light into the canal.
Far down they see a moth that begins flapping, but the friends are left stunned after they notice he also has a tick stuck in his lughole.
As Mikey moans on the floor, his friends grab a pair of tweezers and begin trying to pull out the unwanted guests.
The tick appears to be pulled out with little trouble, but the moth is so far down Mikey’s ear that his friends have difficulty getting to it.
One friend remarks: “Good god it’s in there. Look at that thing” as another says to Mikey: “You’re doing a good job. You just have to stay calm.”
After a number of unsuccessful attempts, they finally succeed in pulling the inch-long brown moth out – alive.
As the animal flaps it wings on the floor, the friends begin screaming and laughing while a relieved Mikey exclaims: “Thank you, thank you.”
Earlier this month, the Mirror told how a British backpacker had a leech stuck up her nose for a month.
Daniela Liverani had been travelling in Vietnam but was suffering persistent nosebleeds.
When she returned home to Edinburgh she visited a doctors who was stunned to discover the blood-sucking animal in her nasal passage.
And in August we told how Brit Rob Fielding had a 90-minute operation to remove a moth which had spent three days flying around inside his head.