Larry the 10 Downing Street Cat Catches His First Mouse!

04/26/2011 at 07:45 AM EDT

Larry the 10 Downing Street Cat Catches His First Mouse!
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The British prime minister's official residence, 10 Downing Street, had some unexpected visitors at the start of the year: rats.

So, David Cameron hired – and adopted – a 4-year-old tabby cat named Larry to take care of those pesky, undesirable guests. Having once been a wild cat, Larry was known for his "strong predatory drive," but those campaign promises didn't have any merit. Larry was not the mouser they said he was, and a month after his arrival, he hadn't caught a single rat. (His preferred activity? Sleeping.)

Now, two months following his hire, and after a bit of training with a toy rodent, the chief mouser has finally done good. Last Friday, Larry came from the Downing Street garden – with a mouse in his mouth. And, there might be more where that came from! Larry has time still left in his term to bring out more of the predator within.

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