They aren't the first to kick off outside Downing Street.

But this early morning cat fight was something else.

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Cat fight: Larry takes on Freya

In the Number 11 corner was the George Osborne-trained Freya facing up to Number 10 southpaw, Larry, in a feline face off.

A Number 10 spokesperson has denied reports of a feud between the two, saying they "coexist" - perhaps in the same way that the UK and Europe "coexist".

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Sparks: It's unclear what caused the early morning showdown

Five-year-old Larry is still revelling in his first knockout kill, hitting back against the critics who knocked his apathetic attitude towards rodent control after being brought in last year to help curb the mouse problem at No 10.

There had been rumours that Larry's inability to carry out his duties was to result in an ignoble demotion, forced to job share his Chief Mouser duties with the up-and-coming Freya, Buzzfeed reported.

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Watch out: Unconfirmed rumours suggest Larry retreated

According to one insider with his paw on the political pulse: "They have not got on for a while, she has clearly taken over the turf. Scuffles between them have been going on."

Round Two awaits...

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  • Larry the Downing Street cat stays out of the heavy rain on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, as commuters were hit by flooding on railways and roads, with warnings of more floods to come as some parts of the country face up to three inches of rain in the next 24 hours.

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    Larry the Downing Street cat plays with a toy outside 10 Downing Street in London.

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    'Larry', the new Downing Street cat, takes a nap after arriving at 10 Downing Street, London.

  • Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, sits on the cabinet table wearing a British Union Jack bow tie ahead of the Downing Street street party.

  • Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, sits on a chair wearing a British Union Jack bow tie ahead of the Downing Street street party.

  • Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, sits on the cabinet table wearing a British Union Jack bow tie ahead of the Downing Street street party.

  • Larry the Downing Street cat sits with bunting in the garden of number 10 Downing Street, London, as the Prime MinisterâÄôs residence is bedecked with patriotic livery to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

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    File photo dated 15/02/2011 of Larry the Downing Street cat, who has earned his keep while David Cameron is on holiday in Cornwall.

  • Larry the Downing Street cat stays out of the heavy rain on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London, as commuters were hit by flooding on railways and roads, with warnings of more floods to come as some parts of the country face up to three inches of rain in the next 24 hours.

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    File photo dated 15/02/2011 of Larry the Downing Street cat, who has earned his keep while David Cameron is on holiday in Cornwall.

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    FILE - 15 Feb 2011 file photo of Larry the Downing Street cat on patrol. Larry, a tabby recruited by Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron to ward off mice at his official residence 10 Downing Street, has recorded his first kill in months. A Downing Street spokeswoman says a staff member found the five-year-old "Chief Mouser" Tuesday Aug. 28 2012 sitting outside the famous black door with a dead mouse. Larry, a former stray, has been known to take a relaxed approach to his duties.(AP Photo/ Mark Large, FILE, pool)

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    Larry the Downing Street cat sits by a toy outside 10 Downing Street in London.