Gecko Removed From Man's Ear

A man in China woke up last week and immediately experienced a strange sensation -- right from the gecko.

The man had pain in his ear, so he went to the hospital to get checked out. Doctors discovered a live gecko inside. It's believed the tiny lizard climbed in while the man was sleeping. Doctors anesthetized the reptile to keep it from climbing further into the ear canal and were able to use tweezers to pull the lizard out -- most of it, anyway.

The gecko was mysteriously missing its tail. Doctors searched further into the man's ear but didn't find it, which led them to make the assumption that it lost its tail before its aural explorations. (Pulse magazine)

Scott's Thoughts:

  • Their assumption isn't very comforting. The patient is keeping his fingers crossed.
  • I'm sorry, but an assumption isn't good enough. Everyone better search for that little tail.
  • That's it! I'm sleeping with headphones on from now on.

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