A quadrapedic barcode –
I refer to the zebra of course –
Has black stripes that serve as camouflage
And save it from being a horse.
A horse in stripy pyjamas
At large on the African plains –
You must feel would be less conspicuous
If its daywear was brown in the main.
I’ve never quite understood the concept that a black and white striped animal is camouflaged against the green/brown savannah. If black and white stripes serve as camouflage, why on earth would you make pedestrian crossings out of them? Madness!