What began as a faint popping in a 9-year old boy’s ear ended as an ear ache. The boy, Jesse Courtney, compared the faint popping in his ear to something like “Rice Krispies” that pop when placed in milk.
The doctor’s diagnosis was that a pair of spiders made a home in the boy’s ear.
“They were walking on my eardrums,” said Jesse Courtney. In fact, one of the spiders was still alive even after the doctor flushed the fourth-graders left ear canal.
Jesse’s mother, Diane Courtney said that here son insisted that he kept hearing faint popping sounds in his ear.
David Irvine, the doctor said it looked like the boy had something in his ear when he examined him. When he irrigated the ear, the first spider came out, dead. The other spider took a second dousing before it emerged, still alive. Both were about the size of a pencil eraser.
Jesse was even given the spiders- now both dead- as a souvenir. He even took them to school and his mother took them to work.
“It was real interesting, because two spiders in my ear- what next?” said a clearly amused Jesse.