Palmerston is the cat’s whiskers at his mice new job

One of the Foreign Office’s 2016 recruits is putting in an almost purrfect performance.

Palmerston in relaxed mode following a hard day's mousing © Foreign and Commonwealth Office
 

In April last year, Recruiter brought you news of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office recruit – a black and white cat by the name of Palmerston. Palmerston was a former resident of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and named after former Prime Minister and foreign secretary, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston.

And it seems the chief mouser is more than earning his keep, with The Mirror reporting on documents released under Freedom of Information laws showing Palmerston has caught at least 27 mice since arriving at his new home.

But the paper added volunteers who look after the feline rodent fighter at the Foreign Office claim that figure is "likely to be much higher".

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