Elephant Hawk-moth (caterpillar)

Elephant Hawk-moth (caterpillar)

Observation - Elephant Hawk-moth (caterpillar) - UK and Ireland. Description: Found on garden path, possibly dropped off something? First time wseen in my garden didn't realise until I did some identification research that they're apparently very common!?

Found on garden path, possibly dropped off something? First time wseen in my garden didn't realise until I did some identification research that they're apparently very common!?