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April 12, 2016 04:37 PM PDT


I found this in my housemate's sister's ear.

She arrived at my house in mild distress after having called to request assistance. She reported sensations of "extreme tickling" inside her right ear and said "I think I have a spider in my ear".
When she turned her head, I was surprised at how immediately her suspicions were confirmed - as evidenced by a set of spider's legs emerging from the bowl-shaped depression at the bottom of her ear.

I inserted the tip of my pinky finger into her ear canal to prevent the spider's escape inwards. I then flushed it out of her ear with my other hand.
I caught it after it fell to the floor and moved it to a wall outside where it remained motionless for 15 minutes.