June 4, 2019 11:31 am

Larry the Cat causes ‘security’ delay during Donald Trump U.K. visit

Larry the Cat is pictured at Downing Street, London on February 5, 2019.

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Let sleeping dogs cats lie — at least, that’s what happened in London on Tuesday morning as U.S. President Donald Trump continued his visit to the United Kingdom.

Larry the Cat, the world-famous feline who lives at 10 Downing St. — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s home and office — and serves as “chief mouser,” decided to park his furry behind underneath the president’s limo.

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“Larry was recruited from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on a recommendation for his mousing skills. He joined the No. 10 household and has made a significant impact. Larry spends his days greeting guests to the house, inspecting security defenses and testing antique furniture for napping quality,” reads his official bio.

The rather sedate feline seems to have his napping ability honed because once he hunkered down near the limo’s rear right wheel, he wasn’t going anywhere. The armoured vehicle (sometimes referred to as ‘The Beast’) couldn’t move with the cat underneath it, for fear it would be struck or injured.

It’s unclear how long Trump’s motorcade was delayed, but eventually, the cat meandered off, ending the tongue-in-cheek “security issue.”

Thousands of anti-Trump demonstrators flooded London in the hopes of halting or delaying his motorcade, but as of this writing, most have failed at the task — but not Larry.

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This isn’t the first time Larry has made an appearance during Trump’s visit. He cheekily drew camera attention away from the visiting leader, appearing in a photo of Trump and May on the steps of 10 Downing.

Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip May welcome US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to 10 Downing Street as Larry the Cat sits on the window ledge, during the second day of his State Visit on June 4, 2019 in London, England.

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Larry is arguably the most popular “First Cat” since former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s family cat, Socks. The cat’s unverified Twitter account has more than 262,000 followers.

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