UPDATE. Phew, relax … it was a hoax !
If you had to make a list of the things youâ€™d LEAST like to have in your ear, this is probably number one.
Yup, that looks like aÂ spiderÂ peeking out of a manâ€™s ear canal.
The gruesome clip was posted toÂ YouTube by Bruce Branit, who wrote: â€œSwam at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend and got a super painful ear infection.
â€œTotally blocked ear canal. Tried to use my phoneâ€™s camera to see if I could see anything. Found this!â€
Itâ€™s not the first time an arachnid has been found nesting in a nice cosy ear.