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Larry, the Downing Street rat catcher, makes his first kill

June 11, 2011 - London

Tomcat Larry, the Downing Street rat catcher, has started performing his duty and was seen making his first kills, though Prime Minister David Cameron says he still has not got it right.

Talking about the kills, Cameron, 44, said the cat has been catching mice instead of the more muscular rats he was brought in to deal with.

"I'm a big Larry fan. We have got big mouse infestation in Downing Street and Larry has caught some mice," the Daily Mail quoted the PM as telling ITV1's This Morning.

"I actually took a picture of one in my flat on my mobile phone, because it was looking at me.

"Rats, I'm frightened of, but I haven't seen any of those," he revealed.

Larry was recruited from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in south London in February to kill rats after several sightings of the vermin outside the Prime Minister's official residence.


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