A patient who was complaining of a strange itch in his ear discovered he actually had a massive insect living inside his ear canal.
Doctors, thought to be working in the South Zone ENT Research Centre in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, India, removed the two inch beast from the unnamed mans head using tweezers, and even managed to film the procedure.
The cricket can be seen crawling further back into the poor mans ear as the doctors tweezers approach him, however he is eventually grabbed and pulled out, leaving the patient unharmed.
The cricket can be seen deep inside the ear canal (Picture: Youtube / South Zone ENT Research Centre)
Using tweezers, doctors were able to safely removed the insect (Picture: Youtube / South Zone ENT Research Centre)
Doctors said the insect would not have been able to sting the mans inner ear, however his presence could have irritated the area enough to cause temporary hearing and balance issues.
Speaking to Daily Star Online
, Michael Sweet, an expert on invertebrate biology and a lecturer at the University of Derby, said: [Crickets] like warm countries and hide during the day. It is likely this cricket crawled into the mans ear while he was sleeping and was just hiding there until night came around.