A friend of mine (I’ll call him Duncan Lye to protect his identity) recently returned from a surf trip to Costa Rica with an amazing tale.
It all started when Duncan –a large man, known both for his voracious appetite and his unbending temperament– awoke, early one morning, to find that he had developed a pain in his ear. The pain soon worsened to the point of a full on migraine. Duncan figured that it “was just an ear ache from surfing…” Something that’s apparently, “common among surfers.”
The trouble persisted throughout the day, however, and Duncan was feeling pretty down. He’d been planning this trip for a while and now…
…he was facing the fact that he might have ear problems throughout his vacation. That evening, while watching the sunset with some friends, Duncan’s ear started to feel even weirder. He had the sensation that water was seeping out of his ear, but his ear was totally dry. Still, over and over, he felt the water pouring. Suddenly, the intensity rose and BOOM…
Out of Duncan’s ear crawled a tiny little crab, as seen here in this atrocious picture. The crab has been living in Duncan’s ear for at least 12 hours, possibly up to about 20.
The tiny crab is sitting on the bottom of the white sandel. Duncan’s photographic skills have been compared to a “blind person who was recently lobotomized.”
“It probably crawled in while I was sleeping,” Duncan has pondered out loud, “Or some how got in there while I was I the water, possibly kissing the buttom when taking a spill on a wave.” But throughout the ordeal, he “definitely did not think it was a f-ing creature in my ear.” Right on, brah…Right on.
Hey, any doctors in the audience? Who’s got the weirdest story of a creature living in a human? Botfly examples are more than welcome.