Really, how does one teach a frog to behave? Well, not everyone feels animals are able to think. Maybe these folks will give dogs and cats the benefit of the doubt…maybe a seal trained to do tricks, shock treatment definitely has an effect. but mostly they feel animals just react. IMO, not so.
I have not done a whit of research, but so often those of us out in nature and paying attention will see evidence that animals do behave in certain ways as a result of experience. Of course, coyotes and wolves have learned to stay away from humans…they might get shot.
Well, here is my little piece of evidence. This bullfrog has learned to hide while waiting for bees to come and gather pollen from this water lily. Most often the frogs just sit out on a pad or in the water and hope a fly comes by. This little froggie has figured out that bees and other insects are drawn to the flower. So it waits and, although I was unsuccessful at capturing it on sensor, nailed a couple of the bees as they came to the flower….note the one bent petal.Well, that is my unscientific postulation. Any opinions or factual tidbits to add are welcomed…even disagreement. 🙂