Larry made a triumphant return to the corridors of power this week after their latest fight. "Like the 3,000 cats that Battersea rehomes every year, both Larry and Palmerston have been neutered which reduces the risk of them attracting attention from other cats though it may be advisable that Larry and Palmerston have temporary restrictions on their outside access to reduce the risk of them meeting in their early days; there is plenty of space for more than one cat on the block in Westminster! What has gone wrong for Liverpool as unbeaten record ends? The two were both adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats home. He was unceremoniously evicted by police officers, and then took part in a defiant stand-off with one of them. He was later evicted by resident police. Fur flew as the two clashed yet again on Downing Street, according to Steve Back who said Larry lost a collar during the latest encounter with Palmerston, the Foreign Office's 'Chief Mouser'. He is a brown-and-white tabby, believed to have been born in January 2007.By July 2016, when Theresa May became prime minister, he had developed a reputation of being "violent" in his interactions with other local mousers, especially the Foreign Office's much younger cat Palmerston. First they were hissing at each other and we didn't think they were going to fight, so we walked off. The fight for who is the top cat is well and truly on. I was wearing long trousers but the claws went through to my skin. He continued: "I went and broke them up, and as I broke them up I got scratched on the leg. The turf war has sparked an online declaration of allegiance, with Twitter users choosing sides by selecting a #teamlarry or #teampalmerston hashtag. "They were really going at each other. "These cats were chosen to be chief mousers to 10 Downing Street and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office based on their sociable, bold and confident nature. "No one seems to care - it's happening outside Theresa May's window! Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat, is to step down after four years. Larry and Palmerston came to blows. Covid-19 variants: Are new mutations more deadly, and will vaccines work against them? He told The Telegraph: "It was utterly appalling, the fighting has been going on for weeks and weeks. Palmerston even trespassed in No. ... but he ended up telling them about a "much more interesting fight about to erupt". “It’s not uncommon for felines to get catty with each other which is a normal part of predation, play and social conflict. Palmerston is a newer addition to Downing Street than Larry, the 12-year-old tabby who has held his role for seven years. 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Palmerston tried to sneak into the Prime Minister's home on … Larry and Palmerston are at it again (Picture: Steve Back) Downing Street was the scene of a vicious brawl this morning on Theresa May’s doorstep – … They are soon to be joined by another male cat from Battersea - the Treasury recently adopted domestic shorthair Gladstone as their Chief Mouser. 23-jul-2020 - Bekijk het bord 'LARRY and Palmerston at 10 Downing street' van Anne Piette, dat wordt gevolgd door 107 personen op Pinterest. ... Larry seemed to lose the fight … They kind of split up, then disappeared under the photographer's ladders and started again. He has been assigned important diplomatic missions such as meeting the South Korean and Japanese ambassadors and holding the position of Chief … Battersea’s Head of Catteries, Lindsey Quinlan said: “Our Feline Welfare Specialist at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has been in contact with the teams in Westminster to advise them regarding Larry and Palmerston’s behaviour. New military police watchdog will enable families to complain about handling of cases. Bekijk meer ideeën over Katten, Dieren, Felix de … Larry the cat and Palmerston square off against each other and fight on Downing Street (Picture: Rex) His front right leg has since been treated by a … What executive orders has President Joe Biden signed? We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Palmerston also attempted a cheeky invasion of Number 10 in 2016 and had to be evicted by the police! Downing Street cats Larry and Palmerston have had their "most brutal fight yet" according to a political photographer who is urging Downing Street to "take responsibility" for the spats. we turned around and they were fighting outside number 11 literally ripping fur off each other. Norman Smith on the battle brewing in a turf war between Larry and Palmerston. Nick Dixon/Good Morning Britain. He said: "They are going to end up killing each other - they were brought in as a PR stunt and now it has gone too far. On 1 August 2016, a journalist caught Palmerston and Larry having a serious cat-fight, which led to Palmerston having damage to his ear and Larry losing his collar. I wish someone would do something about it – it's gone too far.". Gladstone (pictured), an 18-month black moggie, is described as 'greedy' and an animal with 'catitude' - stoking fears he will join the increasingly bitter turf war between Larry and Palmerston. "Suddenly these two were at each other hammer and tongs. Larry vs. Palmerston: The cat fight that’s heating up British politics. Larry made a triumphant return to the corridors of power this week after their latest fight. Pictures of the day: 17 July 2016. This video content is no longer available, To watch The Telegraph's latest video content please visit, Political battle: The claws are out between Downing Street cats Larry and Palmerston, Palmerston on the left braces for another onslaught, Stealth moves: Palmerston launches an aerial assault, Claws out: both Toms stick their claws in, Lindsey Quinlan, Battersea’s Head of Catteries. Cute Cats Funny Cats Office Cat Three Cats Cats And Kittens Kitty Cats Cat Names Beautiful Cats Larry "The only downside to these behaviour traits is that aggression can sometimes occur when the territories of two cats overlap. Larry and Palmerston brawl in Downing Street again, as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home steps in to try to calm things down. TOP TOM: Palmerston is reportedly to blame for Larry's wound (Image: FOREIGNOFFICE) The Downing Street spokesman could not confirm whether Larry's injury was down to a fight with Palmerston. Downing Street cat-fight between Larry (No10) and Palmerston (Foreign Office) "They should both be able to roam outside their Westminster homes in their designated areas without meeting each other whilst still being able to fulfil their important mousing duties.”. He confirmed Larry's treatment was covered by donations from Number 10 staff. In the end they stopped, they were just exhausted.". Larry was seen exchanging vicious blows with Palmerston on the steps outside No10 during the latest bout in their ongoing war today. While Palmerston is getting all the praise, it seems Larry needs to step up and really commit to his duties. Suggest a correction Larry is a cat who has served as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office at 10 Downing Street since 2011. DIPLO-CAT: Palmerston has been known to fight with Larry (Image: FOREIGNOFFICE) Palmerston moved into the Foreign Office earlier this year after being adopted from Battersea Dogs and Cats home. Palmerston Stalks Larry the Cat on Downing Street - YouTube Mr Back runs the Twitter account Political Pictures, which has been documenting their fights. The last catfight: Larry comes to face-to-face with Palmerston Pictures of one fight show Palmerston has a clump of fur missing, and Larry had to have veterinary treatment for a sore paw, which was allegedly injured during a fight with Palmerston. 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This wasn’t the first time Palmerston had de-collared Larry, on 1 st August 2016 he committed the same act, receiving damage to an ear in the process. Larry the Cat took up his position as Chief Mouser of Number 10 Downing Street in February 2011 - a year after the Camerons moved in. "The next thing we heard there was this terrible screaming. Larry vs Palmerston is the real fight in Westminster Save Theresa May could have to smooth things over between the two cats Credit: STEVE BACK/STEFAN ROUSSEAU He added:  "An armed policeman pulled them apart and got a huge cut on his hand. Battersea Dogs and Cats home have advised Westminster on how to deal with this "catty" behaviour after seeing the press coverage of the cat fights. The photographer has been watching them fight, and is worried that if no one takes action, their rivalry could end in death. 1 /18 Downing Street Cats: Larry vs Palmerston - In pictures . 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