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Hello all, I was cleaning up what seemed like dog poop when I noticed that it moved. Can someone I'd this for me?
I'm pretty sure it is a caterpillar of elephant hawk-moth, Deilephila elpenor (one of the brown forms).
If we could see the other (head) end, I think we'd see the characteristic false eye-spots (see in link below).
The adult moth is, as often commented here, one of the most amazingly coloured of British moths.