Doctor Pulls Out Three-inch Insect Alive from Ear Canal
Doctor Pulls Out Three-inch Insect Alive from Ear CanalScreenshot/Youtube

A recent video posted online shows how a doctor pulled out a three-inch cricket alive from a man's head, who complained of an itchy ear.

The man, whose name is not revealed, visited an ENT doctor at South Zone ENT Research Centre in Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, according to Mirror.

After his ear was checked, it was found that a three-inch insect was lurking inside his ear canal. The doctor then carefully removed the insect from the patient's ear. The footage shows how the cricket is pulled out using tiny tweezers to pinch the insect properly.

Michael Sweet, lecturer at the University of Derby, an expert on invertebrate biology told Daily Star Online that crickets, being nocturnal, hide during day time and hence it would have possibly crawled inside the man's ear.

"It is likely this cricket crawled into the man's ear while he was sleeping and was just hiding there until night came around."

He further said, "However, it could possibly have done some damage to the inner-ear, which would have resulted in temporary balance and hearing issues."

Below is the video footage of how the doctor pulled out the creepy insect.