These guys weren’t exactly Snap, Crackle and Pop.
What began as a faint popping in a 9-year-old boy’s ear ended up as an earache, and the doctor’s diagnosis was that a pair of spiders had made a home in the ear.
“They were walking on my eardrums,” Jesse Courtney said.
One of the spiders was still alive after the doctor flushed the fourth-grader’s left ear canal.
His mother, Diane Courtney, said her son insisted he kept hearing a faint popping in his ear — “like Rice Krispies.”
Dr. David Irvine said that when he examined the boy it looked as if he had something in his ear.
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.
AAAaagh! Because it didn’t take me long enough to get over Khan putting a “ceti eel” into Chekov’s ear. Now I have to ponder ear spiders.