Woman Complaining of Pain Discovers Venomous Spider Nesting in Her Ear

August 26, 2019

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After Susie Torres woke up Tuesday with what felt like water in her ear, she went to get it checked out by a doctor. At her appointment, she learned she had a highly venomous brown recluse spider living in her ear, UPI reports. Torres says the nurse that first looked in her ear appeared rattled, telling local KSHB-TV, "She ran out and said I'm going to get a couple more people." Torres continues, "She then said, 'I think you have an insect in there'...She came back in and told me it was a spider. Thankfully, the professionals "had a few tools and worked their magic and got it out." Doctors informed the Kansas City, Missouri, resident that the spider was a brown recluse, which is a highly venomous species, but it hadn't bitten her. "I never thought they would crawl in your ear or any part of your body," Torres says, explaining that she is now taking precautions while she sleeps by putting some cotton balls in her ears.