It's one thing to have a little earache after swimming. But, it's a completely different story when the cause of that pain is actually a spider blocking your ear canal, as one dude found out recently.

Bruce Branit recently went swimming at Lake of the Ozarks and got a pretty painful ear infection out of the whole deal - or so he thought. But, as you can see in the video above, after using his cell phone's camera to check out what the deal was, he discovered a spider was actually in his ear. And, it was alive.

Pretty creepy, right?

Well, fortunately for the guy, the video is fake. In fact, Bruce is actually a writer, director and visual effects ninja, according to his website.

Well played, sir. Well played.

[Credit: Bruce Branit/ViralHog.com]