I got bitten.
My father was sweeping the leaves on the deck and disturbed this usually nocturnal weta. Forgetting about their large, sharp mandibles, I thought I’d be nice and relocate it, out of the sun and sight. This is the Auckland Tree Weta / Tokoriro (Hemideina thoracic), their body is up to 40mm long.
Other than the odd Aussie import, we don’t have venomous insects in NZ, so I’m fairly relaxed about handling them (other than cockroaches, because they’re just disgusting). I was being very slow and gentle, but it was already cross & feeling threatened (see the back legs raised to make itself look bigger), and then I twitched, very slightly, at the feel of it’s sharp feet getting a grip on my hand - so it bit me. I was surprised by how much it hurt, and how much it bled, but a weta’s mandibles are pretty impressive so I guess I really shouldn’t have been.
It’s now relocated into a safer habitat, curtesy of my father’s leather gloved hand.