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Stranger Than Fiction

Cockroach makes home in man's ear

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 8:04 AMA Digital Integration & Marketing production, BANG Bizarre

Zane Wedding initially suspected that he had water trapped in his ear after going swimming but decided to consult a specialist when the wriggling sensation continued.

He was then informed by the doctor that the insect had been living in his ear for three days and needed to be surgically removed as the medic only pulled out half of the creature.

Wedding says he was left "deaf in the ear" for three days as he recalled part of the insect being removed using a suction device.

He told the New Zealand Herald newspaper: "I felt (my eardrum) pop as it came away. The lady who extracted it said: 'I've never seen this before. I've read about it, but never seen it.'

"She kept saying: 'Oh my God'. When she first said it, I thought I had a tumour."



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