A Chinese man who woke up with pain inside his ear was horror-struck to find a family of cockroaches living inside his ear canal.
The man, identified as 24-year-old Mr Lv woke up at night because of a sharp pain in his right ear and asked his family members to shine a light in his ear to see what was causing it.
The shining torch near his ear revealed a large cockroach inside.
Mr Lv went to the Sanhe Hospital in the city of Huizhou, where his nightmare continued when a doctor found “more than 10 cockroach babies inside” his ear.
The roaches were removed with the help of a tweezer and it is not clear how long they had been living there. Mr Lv was prescribed an ointment.
“He said his ear hurt a lot, like something was scratching or crawling inside. It caused a lot of discomfort. I discovered more than 10 cockroach babies inside. They were already running around,” Dr Zhong Yijin said.
Mr Lv had a habit of leaving unfinished packets of food near his bed, which probably attracted insects and cockroaches.
Last year, a woman in Florida was shocked to find that a cockroach had been living in her ear for nine days.