beetle/caterpillar

beetle/caterpillar

Observation - beetle/caterpillar - UK and Ireland. Description: Front end like a beetle, back end like a caterpillar but shorter and pointy ended. Never saw such a creature before. Sorry photo inexpert. Please can you identify and tell me about it.

Front end like a beetle, back end like a caterpillar but shorter and pointy ended. Never saw such a creature before. Sorry photo inexpert.
Please can you identify and tell me about it.