Larry, new Chief Mouser of 10 Downing Street
Previously, Larry lived as a stray and was recruited from Battersea Dogs and Cats’ home. Larry was recommended as the mouser as he showed “a high chase-drive and hunting instinct”. Although an official spokesman described him as ‘easygoing’, Larry proceeded to scratch reporters who tried to do a story on him.
The first Chief Mouser was Treasury Bill in 1924. The position has been held by a number of cats over the years, although the position has been vacant since Sybil left it in 2008.
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