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A gruesome video has emerged, showing the moment a vet pulled a huge pulsating parasite from a kitten ’s nose.
The kitten, in North Carolina, was just eight-weeks old when it started suffering from chronic nasal discharge.
Its owner took it to the Animal Care East veterinary hospital in Winterville, where a vet used forceps to study the cat’s nose.
Amazingly, the vet discovered that the nasal discharge was caused by a huge Cuterebra botfly larva, which was living in the kitten’s nostril.
Speaking to Newsflare, the filmer explained: “When the eight-week-old kitten presented to the clinic, it had a chronic history of sneezing and oculonasal discharge and had a grossly distended right nostrum.
"I decided to sedate the kitten and I would have never guessed there would be a gigantic botfly in there!
"Usually they are only roughly a centimeter or so in length and found burrowed into the skin – this was the largest one I have ever seen … and it was in the nose!
"The kitten is back to better now with no concerns reported by the owner; no more discharge, no more sneezing.
"This was such an awesome outcome for a great kitten and a great pet owner."
It remains unclear how the parasite got int he kitten's nose, but thankfully it was ok.