‘Surgeon’ struggles to remove live snake from woman’s ear in viral video
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Thought a snake in your boot was bad? That old 19th-century idiom is nothing compared to one in your ear.
Shocking footage captured the alleged moment that a “surgeon” tried to remove a live snake that infiltrated a woman’s ear. Video of the herpetological surgery has racked up more than 125,000 views as viewers speculate whether or not the squirm-inducing footage is authentic.
“The snake has gone in the ear,” reads the caption to the bizarre Facebook clip, which was posted Sept. 1 by an India-based social media star named Chandan Singh to his 20,126 followers. However, it’s unclear where, when or how this unfortunate event transpired, local outlet the Economic Times reported.
In the nearly four-minute clip, an alleged medical practitioner can be seen using tweezers in a desperate attempt to extract a black and yellow serpent that’s peeking its head out from a female patient’s ear.
Unfortunately, despite the Swiss Army-knife’s worth of tools from forceps to Q-tips, he fails to wrestle the reptile from its unorthodox berth.
The now-viral clip ends without revealing whether or not the sssssurgery was successful, leaving viewers shocked and appalled.
“Instead of a doctor, a snake charmer would have extracted the snake,” quipped another.
However, some viewers thought the clip was fake with one calling it “100% false” while another wondered how it managed to fit the rest of its body in her ear canal. One skeptic thought it odd that the snake was poking out headfirst — as this would mean that it crawled in her ear and then turned around in such a confined space.
Veracity of the video notwithstanding, this wouldn’t be the first time an uninvited pest has colonized someone’s hearing canal. In January, a New Zealand man realized every entomophobe’s worst nightmare after a cockroach infiltrated his ear and stayed there for three whole days.