Why did a strange “.local-install” snap suddenly appear?

/var/lib/snapd/snaps/.local-install-959384086 170.8 MB Binary
Fri 07 May 2021 07:14:40 PM ADT -rw–
(Type: “Squashfs filesystem”)

I’m not aware of doing anything to invite this auto-download. Can anyone enlighten me as to what this is or whether it’s needed? I’d like to remove it. Thanks

This is:

Should be fixed in the next week in edge (and then in the next stable release)

I understand mvo5’s comment but can I go ahead and delete this without causing problems?

i’d guess so, yeah …

Thanks for your reply. I just went back to do that and it’s gone. Weird.