Man totally freaks out after finding a 'black widow' crawling around in his ear
The sight of a spider can be heart-stopping at the best of times. With their googly eyes and thin, spindly bodies, they are not one of Mother Nature's more appealing creations. This isn't helped by the fact that they are venomous - even though just one-tenth of a percent of all species contain a venom that's harmful to us humans.
But when one unnamed man from Wenatchee, Washington state, felt something moving in his ear, he whipped out his camera phone like a true millennial to investigate - only to discover an arachnophobe's worst nightmare.
This is the shocking moment he freaked out after finding a spider in his ear:
Understandably, he hits himself because, y'know, when an eight-legged freak invades your personal space, personal safety really does go out the window.
But despite finding something so nightmarish, the man does not stop filming, and he can be seen going into his bathroom to ensure that his ear is no longer a spider's squat pad.
The unnamed man recalled the incident to Newsflare, saying:
"I was using my phone camera as a way to see into my ear with the light provided. I did not care about the recording.
"What I captured made me wish I was not seeing what I saw. Ever. I did hear that f***er scratch my insides.
"I spent over three hours rinsing it out, two hours right away and one hour in the morning shower. Re-living it in my mind is more terrifying than when it actually happened.
"I swear I still hear it, though - damn mind tricks, you know? Re-living it in my mind is more terrifying than when it actually happened.
"I can't tell you how much this affected my mind!"
Horrifyingly, he is far from the only person to have a spider take up residence in their ear hole either. It also happened to an Indian woman who had a penchant for sleeping outside on her veranda.
That being said, the critter living in her ear was a lot cuter:
According to Healthline, it is rare for bugs to enter people's ears, but when they do, the damage typically amounts to nothing more than giving whoever's ear they've burrowed into a fright. But if you're unfortunate enough for it to happen to you, it's recommended that you remain calm and seek medical attention so that the animal can be successfully removed.
Yeah, good luck with that!