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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 12:09 AM

Larry the cat, UK's chief mouser, celebrates 10 years on the prowl

LONDON, UK ó Larry the cat, a four-legged inhabitant of Londonís 10 Downing St., is marking a decade as Britainís mouse-catcher in chief on Monday.

The tabby cat was recruited by then-Prime Minister David Cameron to deal with a pack of rats seen scuttling close to the British leaderís official residence, and entered Downing Street on Feb. 15, 2011.

The former stray, adopted from Londonís Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, was given the title Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, an unofficial pest control post. He was the first cat to hold the rat-catching portfolio since the retirement of Humphrey in 1997, and has loyally served three prime ministers.

But it seems like yesterday that Larry was just another cat ó as opposed to a media superstar ó said Lindsey Quinlan, the head of cattery of Battersea.

Read more: https://www.kvue.com/article/life/animals/uks-chief-mouser-celebrates-10-years-on-the-prowl/507-aecfa6e5-c958-45fb-a8d5-17d782cf5884


FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017 file photo, Larry the 10 Downing street cat yawns.


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Sat Feb 20, 2021, 01:28 AM

1. Animals know.

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Larry, who has met a number of world leaders, has been largely unfriendly to men but took a liking to former U.S. President Barack Obama. When former President Donald Trump visited in 2019, Larry took a nap under his car.

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