"He has faced accusations of chillaxing ever since he was appointed – not least because of his tendency to fall asleep on the job.
But it seems Larry the Downing Street cat is at last taking his duties as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet seriously.
After a barren year he leapt into action yesterday, and was found sitting proudly alongside a dead mouse outside No 10."
|Larry goes in and out of the No.10 Downing Street.|
| Larry is shown here stalking the corridors of power.|
|Larry, five, was recruited last February to rid No 10 of its rodent problem, but swiftly earned a reputation for napping rather than ratting.|
|Larry's encounter with a mouse.|
|Olly Grender, deputy director of communications at No 10, tweeted: ‘Just arrived at work. Larry the cat sitting proudly outside No 10 front door with a dead mouse next to him.’|
|Meet the chief mouser at Betty's yard: Nikki got her first kill one month after her appointment in 2010; she does her job well, the rodent population has been decimated.|
|After almost two years, the second-in-command mouser Mary Jane finally caught her first rodent. She proudly displayed her rodent mustache to all.|