A young man from Arkansas went through a horrifying experience, as he pulled a 4 inch centipede out of his ear.
Grant Botti, a 14-year-old from Arkansas went through quite a scare recently. He was woken up in the middle of the night by the excruciating pain that he felt in his ear. Naturally, he wanted to find the source of the pain and as he reached for his ear and started palpating it, he felt that there was something inside that was moving.
Fortunately for him, he managed to grab the mysterious culprit and started pulling. As pulled more and more, he started seeing the critter and realized that it was a centipede, a dark brown centipede. Then he pulled some more, to get the entire thing out and he was looking at a 4 inch long centipede that was still moving around.
His mother, Angela Botti, wanted to make sure that her son is not left with any permanent damage and so she quickly grabbed the centipede and put in a plastic bag and hurried her son to the emergency room.
Fortunately for him, there was no significant damage to his ear, despite the fact that a 4 inch long centipede had been exploring its depth. The doctors said they only found some small abrasions on the boy’s ear canal and on his eardrum, but that he will make a full recovery.
The team of medical specialists that assisted Grant Botti said that in their long years of experience, they had encountered a great many objects and critters that had invaded people’s ears, but even to them, a centipede was clearly out of the ordinary.
Taking into account that centipedes like to take solace in tight dark places, Grant Botti‘s ear must have seemed to be a perfect hiding place. And as it went deeper and deeper, the centipede must have caused some small damage on its way. At the point where it reached the boy’s eardrum, it must have tried to get passed it and therefore caused significant pain to him.
The ear is extremely sensitive, because it is provided with an extensive nervous network and blood flow, therefore the pain caused in this area is felt extremely powerfully. Grant Botti was very lucky that the long arthropod did not succeed in burrowing itself into his ear. Actually, it was exactly the pain that might have prevented this from happening.
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