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Man has giant, living bug plucked from his ear during nightmarish emergency room visit

A wincing video shows a man from Texas pulling a giant bug out of his ear after the large creature flew into his paw while working in his garage.

The patient, identified only as Ronald, was featured in this week’s episode of It came out of me, a Discovery Channel reality TV series that describes the unusual and extreme medical emergencies handled by emergency room doctors in Texas.

In the episode airing Sunday, Ronald is heard telling nurse Paige Grissom how he was fixing his dune buggy outside in the garage of his Odessa home when a “Daggum bug flew into my ear”.

When asked if he believed the virus was still alive, Ronald replied that he believed it, adding, “It’s really irritating. I have the impression that he has wings and that he is on my eardrum.

“It drives me crazy,” he adds. “I couldn’t get up because it was so uncomfortable… it just makes me feel unsteady. “

Dr Greg Starr assesses Ronald and discovers that the insect has lodged in his “left external ear canal”.

Starr injects several doses of lidocaine – a type of local anesthetic – into Ronald’s eardrum in an attempt to knock out or kill the insect.

Ronald is seen writhing in pain on a hospital bed as the drug is administered.

After the third dose, Ronald throws his legs up in discomfort and shakes his head as the winged creature is extracted from his ear canal.

Incredibly, the bug was still alive.

“Looks like a moth,” Starr exclaims as he holds the insect in front of the camera.

“We dye, dress us, eat us,” he jokes.

Images of the clip have since gone viral on Facebook, eliciting reactions of shock, disgust and horror in equal measure.

“My worst nightmare,” wrote one viewer.

“And… I’ll never sleep again,” added a second, with a sickly face emoji.

A third wrote: “F ** k that I would skip also is f ** k[ed] at the top.”

It came out of me is a brand new Discovery Channel series that premiered on January 2nd.

The reality show is based in Texas and features some of the weirdest and most extreme procedures performed by emergency department doctors in Texas hospitals, including Odessa, Austin, Houston, and Midland.

“Working in the emergency room is about rolling with the punches and is not for the faint of heart,” Discovery wrote in a press release promoting the show.

“For the doctors and nurses at the 21 SignatureCare emergency centers in Texas, this is a chance to rise to the challenge of helping people facing painful, unusual and sometimes even horrific emergencies.”

In addition to a monster bug removed from Ronald’s ear, the series also describes a number of other bizarre incidents, including a patient whose leg got impaled by a concrete slab and a toddler who has swallowed a princess doll.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been reprinted here with permission.

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