Tuesday, 11 January 2011

ABC Wednesday - Zebra

Got to keep an eye open for prowling predators when you are a Zebra. We live on grasslands, savannas, woodlands, scrubland and hills in Africa but I'm a long way from home here in England.
Not sure if my stripes are giving all the camouflage I need in this Skimmia, but my main predator the lion is colour blind so I'm blending in. I in contrast have perfect sight and hearing.  Aren't my stripes wonderful. You humans may think we are all the same but each of us has individual stripes.
Coast clear and down to the water hole, always a tricky moment.  If there are a herd of us when we run away the mass of vertical stripes running in all directions can be a wonderful and confusing sight.
What I go through to get a decent cup of tea.  Perhaps I'll take time out to read about my homeland and take in some cosy crime with  Mma Ramotswe who is investigating suspicious crimes in "The Good Husband of Zebra Drive". She loves a good cup of bush tea.  Or perhaps I'll write up my adventures
on my owner's laptop.  Well I say owner but don't mean it, we zebras unlike our close relatives the horse have never been domesticated. It is said that our nature is too unpredictable and tend to panic when under stress. We only pretend, zebras are very brave.  That is all from me Ziggy Zebra, and round 7 of ABC Wednesday.  Hope to see you again in Round 8.

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14 comments:

Leslie: said...

Loved this post! It gave me such a big smile! And yes, I'll see you in Round 8 for sure. :D

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I loved it, too! Ziggy Zebra is definitely my kind of four-legged gentleman! Such a fun post and a big giggle for a gray, glum, gloomy day! Hope your both have a great rest-of-the-week!

Sylvia

richies said...

Now that's a cute Zebra!

An Arkies Musings

Roger Owen Green said...

Is that a Dakin/EC brand zebra? Has the same eyes as some of our stuffed bears.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

Just too darn cute.... Most clever post so far!!!

photowannabe said...

What a cute little guy and your story line is delightful. I love that whole series #1 detective agency....can't wait for the next one.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful. I'm sure Mma Ramotswe would love Ziggy, and they could each have a zebra mug for their bush tea.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tumblewords: said...

A clever and fun post - darling zebra - he seems to make a delightful pet!

Cheryl said...

Traveling along with your little zebra was a riot! Informative little guy too.

helenmac said...

Ziggy made me laugh outloud! What a guy!
Thanks!
Helen Mac, ABC Wednesday

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Ziggy has taught me much today. I didn't know that lions were color blind. Fortunate for Ziggy. Nor did I know that every zebra has its own unique set of line, just like us, humans, with our fingerprints. Now, I must go find my Pumpky Bear. :-)

jabblog said...

I love this post and your zebra is very cute.

Jay said...

Now that is one cute zebra! I did know that each zebra has a type of pattern common to his species but that each has individual patterns too!

Good thing there are no lions in your neck of the woods!

mrsnesbitt said...

Hilarious! Great post for ABC Wednesday - good to read you will be with us for Round 8!
Denise ABC Team