And It Does Hurt!
When I first moved out to Virginia, I ended up staying with the family of my boyfriend at the time. They had a small holding of eight acres that was down a shared driveway and secluded from the major roadway. Furthermore it was surrounded on two sides by wood, which provided the means to keep the family warm in autumn.
Anyway there was a day when Pierre, the guy I was dating at the time, chose to cut down some trees that were threatening to topple on their old barn. The cutting down of the trees caused no problems nor the stacking up of the logs.
Then one day I noticed as we were working that there was a small praying mantis standing on the stump. Curious about this interesting bug I moved up closer to take a look and hopefully move it out of the way of us "giants". As I reached out slowly towards it, it went into attack mode lol.
I don't know whether I was bit or pinched but that was all the rescue effort that I chose to give this feisty little mantis. No matter how small they might seem, they can certainly take care of themselves. And I definately keep myself far away as possible from another encounter :)