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As the country's media stood outside Number 10 waiting for Boris Johnson to make an announcement on the post-Brexit trade deal, Larry the cat decided to give them a show.
The infamous tabby could be seen crouched on the floor waiting for his moment with his prey in sight - a pigeon just a few metres away.
Here's Larry the Downing Street cat (@Number10cat) catching a pigeon in front of the waiting press this morning... pic.twitter.com/1aBwNedrtf
- Luke Powell (@LukePowell88) December 24, 2020
As he ran towards the oblivious bird, he managed to pin it against the pavement beside all of the cameras and film crews.
After a few seconds of the pigeon flapping around, Larry loosened his grip and, thankfully, it managed to get away from him and fly away.
Posting the video on Twitter, PA journalist Luke Powell wrote: "Here's Larry the Downing Street cat (@Number10cat) catching a pigeon in front of the waiting press this morning..."
Larry's (unofficial) Twitter account responded, writing: "I like to show off... (No pigeons were harmed in the making of this video)," before adding: "OK Johnson, I bought you a few hours with my pigeon stunt but time to get on with announcing whatever deal you've cobbled together so your MPs can start complaining about it."
OK Johnson, I bought you a few hours with my pigeon stunt but time to get on with announcing whatever deal you've cobbled together so your MPs can start complaining about it.
- Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) December 24, 2020
The drama didn't stop following the Larry-incident - soon after Boris Johnson made an announcement in a press conference to speak about the post-Brexit deal.
The PM said the deal allowed the country to 'take back control' of its borders, money, laws, and fishing waters, calling it the 'biggest free trade deal ever', which will 'protect jobs' in this country and offer a 'Canada-style deal'.
Mr Johnson said it wasn't a 'bad thing' for there to be difference between the EU and the UK, stating that there was much in common between the two.
Addressing the lengthy negotiations, Mr Johnson said: "Of course the arguments were sometimes fierce, but this I believe is a good deal for the whole of Europe.
"It will not be a bad thing in my view for the EU to have a prosperous, dynamic and contented UK on [their] doorstep."
You can read more about his announcement here.
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