A 43-year old man, Rob Fielding was reading in bed when he felt a moth fly into his ear. When he reached up to brush the insect away, he accidentally pushed it further into his ear canal.
Hoping the insect would fly out on its own, he endured three days of the insect buzzing in his head, making him jump every time it moved.
According to him, ‘It was awful knowing the moth was flying around inside my head. Every now and then, when I felt it move, it made me jump out of my skin.’
Eventually he decided to seek medical help and was referred on to an ear, nose and throat specialist where he was told he needed a ten-minute procedure to remove the insect.
He ended up needing a 90-minute operation as his ear canal was held open and the moth pulled out with a tiny pair of forceps