A woman thought she had perforated her eardrum - only to discover she actually had a live spider in there.
Victoria Price, 42, from Porthcawl in Wales, had been suffering with pain in her ear for around a day.
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Mrs Price is a member of the Newton Lifeguard Club and swims in the sea a number of times a week. After one recent swim, she changed in the beach hut and headed home for a shower.
Speaking to the BBC, she said: "I got out of the shower and the pain in my ear was just incredible. I was like Irish dancing around the bathroom. I didn't know what to do with myself.
"I assumed I had trapped water or I'd perforated an eardrum or something."
She asked her husband Huw to take a look and he spotted a spider poking out from the ear canal.
Victoria swiftly took herself off to the Princess of Wales hospital in Bridgend, where nurse practitioner Sarah Gaze treated her.
According to the Guardian, Sarah said: "It was alive and very wriggly. It must have been twice as big as it first looked.
Ms Price also confirmed what everybody wanted to know - that the spider had not laid any eggs in there.