Unusual looking Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillars have invaded gardens in the region and you haven’t been shy in sending in your photos.
This is where you have found some of the snake lookalikes.
Dougie Frazer was in the garden when his cat was very intrigued by this caterpillar and wouldn't leave it alone. He ended up getting his neighbour out with the kids to take a look.
Photo: Dougie Frazer
Gill Jobe from Simonside found the caterpillar on Beaufront Terrace while she was walking her dog.
Photo: Gill Jobe
3. Tees Barrage
Christina Walker from The Nook in South Shields found an Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar at Tees Barrage
Photo: Christina Walker
Kimberley Worsford found one among the grass in her mam's garden in Hadston
Photo: Kimberley Worsfold