I once got bitten by a praying mantis.
It had been in our house for 2 days and we realised it didn’t know how to get outside again. So I had to chase it around until I eventually caught it.
By that time the poor thing was obviously pretty stressed out. So it grabbed my forefinger in its pincers and bit me. I learn something important that day;
Praying mantises can’t bite humans for shit. They’re really REALLY bad at it.
Another time I was in the bathroom at work and after washing my hands was drying them on the towel. I was surprised because a praying mantis had gotten into the bathroom and was sitting on the towel. So I caught it to take it outside.
I felt a weird sensation in my cupped hands but didn’t check what it was until I got outside.
It turns out the praying mantis was probably indoors for a long time, because after washing my hands, it was working hard to drink up all the water caught in the creases of my palm and fingers.
I learned that day that praying mantises can drink up the tiniest traces of water with their little mouths if they’re thirsty enough.