By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:28 BST, 23 August 2019 | Updated: 19:28 BST, 23 August 2019
A Missouri woman was horrified to find out the 'swishing' noise in her ear was the eight legs of a poisonous brown recluse spider.
Susie Torres figured she'd gotten water in her left ear and when it wouldn't seem to come, she went to the doctor for help.
A physician's assistant took one look in Torres's ear and called for backup.
'She said, "I think you have an insect in there,"' as she went to get other health care workers, Torres told WIS10.
Luckily, the doctors managed to pull the spider out from Torres's ear without aggravating it into biting her - and only then did they let Torres in on what was really crawling around in her ear.
Doctors in Missouri pulled a poisonous brown recluse spider (pictured) from Susie Torres's ear before the venomous arachnid could bite her
Even when the first medical assistant ran from the room, talking about an insect, Torres 'didn't panic because I didn't know what exactly was in there.'
What was in there was not