UK man has live moth pulled out of his ear in 90-minute op

UK man has live moth pulled out of his ear in 90-minute op

A 43-year-old man in the UK had doctors remove a live moth from his ear after the insect was buzzing inside his head for three days.

The moth was alive for three days inside Rob Fielding's ear but could not survive the 90-minute operation to remove it.

Fielding, from Aylesbury, England, was reading in bed when the moth landed on his glasses, but as he tried to swat it away he accidentally poked it deep into his ear canal, '' reported.

"It was awful knowing the moth was flying around inside my head. The nurses were all very shocked when I told them what had happened," Fielding said.

"One of them used a light to look into my ear and all they could see was a leg wiggling around," he added.
"It was incredibly painful as it was next to my ear drum and about 2 cm inside my ear," he said.
The doctors shoved a funnel in and managed to widen the passage and get the moth out with a tiny pair of forceps.

The moth did not survive the procedure but Fielding has kept it in a jar in his house as a souvenir.

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