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Spider Finds Home in Woman’s Ear

June 9, 2002

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) _ An Athens doctor who examined a 33-year-old woman after she complained of headaches, removed a spider that had made its home in her ear, a Greek television station said Sunday.

Private Star channel reported that Doctor Evangelos Gollas removed the spider and showed video footage he had recorded of the spider inside the woman’s ear.

``When I examined the patient, I was surprised to find a spider’s web and then I saw there was movement,″ Gollas said. ``The woman drove a motorcycle and she had suddenly felt a strange feeling in her ear ... It appears this was the time the spider entered her ear.

The patient, who was not identified, suffered no injury from the incident, the doctor said.

``The spider found itself in her ear, and because the temperature is ideal there, it stayed,″ Gollas said.

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