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It seems stripes make terrible landing strips, bamboozling the fierce blood-sucking flies that try to feast on zebras and carry deadly diseases.Researchers Wednesday described experiments demonstrating that horse flies have a difficult time landing on zebras while easily landing on uniformly colored horses.The researchers videoed horse flies as they tried to prey on captive zebras and domestic horses at a livery in North Somerset, England.Stripes did not deter flies from a distance, as they circled horses and zebras at similar rates.
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