It's a mam-moth - a four-inch giant that put a family in a flap.
Simon Owen, 40, found the bizarre specimen on the path outside his home in Murston, Kent, on Saturday (28/6)
His partner Rebecca Yeo, 36, and their daughter Rebecca, ten, ran away in fright but Simon picked it up.
The creature turned out to be a Privet Hawk Moth
The double glazer placed the mystery animal in his shed but the moth flew away just hours later.
Curious Simon, a father-of-five, posted a picture of the huge find on Facebook where it was identified as a Privet Hawk-Moth.
He said: "When it first latched on to my finger it had really sticky feet and I was a bit freaked out. I tried to shake it off.
"I mean it was absolutely massive. By far the biggest insect I have ever seen.
"I mean it was quite happy for us to hold it and I put it in the shed to get it off the road. Eventually it just flew away."
The moth had distinctive markings on its body
Rebecca, assistant manager at a storage company, said: "I wondered what it was. I’d never seen anything like it before.
"It was about 10cm long and about the same length when it’s wings were open.
"We put it in a flower pot outside and eventually it went."
The Wildlife Trust have said the insect is commonly found in parks and gardens as well as woodland in June and July.