Posted: 06/08/2017 at 12:30
Not a pest !!!!... you're a very lucky person!!!
That is the caterpillar of the beautiful Elephant Hawk Moth ... it's on the ground looking for a place where it can pupate and become an adult, reappearing next year.
Just leave it alone to get on with things and it'll be fine
Last edited: 06 August 2017 12:30:52