Scotland has some exotic wee beasties like this Poplar Hawkmoth Caterpillar - although it wasn't so wee.
It was about three inches long and as thick as my little finger!
I spotted this one at the side of a building on an Edinburgh industrial estate. I rushed to get the camera and macro lens from my workplace - and then had the tricky job of trying to get close for a photo, but at the same time trying not to get too close because it looked a bit scary!
Well I'd never seen anything like the Poplar Hawkmoth Caterpillar before - but it seems they are not scary at all....
.....and I'm a big fearty!