An Unexpected Wilderness Cam At Britain's 10 Downing Street

A fox runs past the door of 10 Downing Street in London Monday. (AFP/Getty Images)
A fox runs past the door of 10 Downing Street in London Monday. (AFP/Getty Images)

Things are getting wild at the British prime minister's residence. No, that's not a reference to the official start of the 2015 election campaign: Photographers who staked out 10 Downing Street today captured images of a fox slinking past the door of the famous residence.

And that's not the only animal that appeared at Prime Minister David Cameron's door today. His cat, Larry, popped out for some fresh air — and to share an awkward moment with a police dog.

The media had converged on Cameron's residence after Parliament was dissolved, setting a date of May 7 for national elections that are widely viewed as both unpredictable and possibly defining Britain's future in the European Union.

"Prime Minister David Cameron promises that if his Conservative party remains in power, he will let voters choose whether the U.K. should stay in the European Union," NPR'S Ari Shapiro reports from London. "Polls show a near tie between Conservatives and Labour, though neither party is expected to win an outright majority."

When he finally emerged from 10 Downing Street to speak to the media today, Cameron said he "wants to complete the job of "turning the country around,'" the BBC reports.

British Prime Minister David Cameron's cat, Larry, comes face to face with a police dog called Bailey as it does a security check outside the door of 10 Downing Street in London Monday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron's cat, Larry, comes face to face with a police dog called Bailey as it does a security check outside the door of 10 Downing Street in London Monday.

Cameron and his rivals will debate on live TV this Thursday. Britain's election campaign will last 38 days.

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