We were greeted by a creepy grasshopper at my MIL's doorstep last month. My SIL used her bare hands to place it in a container effortlessly. This is the first time the boys had such a close encounter with an insect. Amos also wanted to touch it. I was at the side screaming at him !! LOL :)
We realized after a while that the container is wet. My nephew told us that the insect actually pee & poo in it. haha :D
I rem when I was in my pri school days. A praying mantis ever landed on my arms while I'm waiting for the school bus. It freaked me out instantly. The encounter just accelerated my fear for insects.
We released the grasshopper before we went home :)