Woman has live cockroach burrowing in her ear

A woman has a live cockroach surgically removed from her ear.

A female called Su had to undergo an invasive procedure to remove the insect from burrowing insider her organ, and instead of killing the creepy crawly the surgeon had to wait until the bug was out to end its life.

However, the patient has revealed she could feel something moving inside of her ear.

In footage, which has been obtained by the Mirror Online, she said: "It's really a cockroach? Oh, god."

And Meng Jie - who is the head of the hospital's Ear nose and throat department, said: "The patient came in complaining of pain in her ear, claiming that an insect had crawled inside it - and that it was still moving.

"We spotted the cockroach deep in her ear canal - its legs were still moving - and pulled it out after giving [the patient] some local anaesthetics."