I wonder how we missed him all this time, where he was while he was getting so honkin' big. As gardeners, I know we're expected to hate them, but they're easy to relocate, and they become the beautiful hawk moths.
We checked back on him late this afternoon, and it took us the longest time to find him. And then, wouldn't you know it, he was right under our noses the whole time. Camouflage is a funny thing, especially the neon-green variety that looks exactly like sunlight shining through leaves.
We got a better view of him this time, and those little sucker feet are something!
OK, I may be taking this a little far, but I went ahead and made a video, something I've been meaning to learn how to do anyway. You can see better in the pictures, and you can read here everything I say about it, but if you're interested in hearing me talk here it is. Also, you get a good view of the dog with the dirt-happy feet there in the background.