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HE’LL never hear the end of it.

A man who went to a hospi­tal in China for a se­vere ear­ache ended up hav­ing a gecko removed from his ear.

The uniden­ti­fied pa­tient in the Chi­nese city of Guangzhou, Guang­dong province, went to First Af­fil­i­ated Hospi­tal of Ji­nan Univer­sity on Tues­day morn­ing af­ter he re­port­edly felt some­thing mov­ing around in his ear, ac­cord­ing to News­

Doc­tors dis­cov­ered a tiny gecko in the man’s ear canal.

They anaes­thetised the lizard to pre­vent it from crawl­ing fur­ther into the man’s head.

Af­ter that, doc­tors quickly pulled the rep­tile from the man’s ear us­ing pli­ers, ac­cord­ing to

Well, most of it any­way. Lo­cal web­site That­ re­ports that the ex­tracted gecko was miss­ing its tail.

De­spite an ex­ten­sive search, hospi­tal work­ers never found the rep­tile’s tail.

Doc­tors said they as­sumed the crea­ture lost its tail be­fore en­ter­ing the man’s ear.

Fin­gers crossed on that one.

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