Frogs can’t tell the difference between real worms and digital ones

They're probably hopping mad about it.

Mar 1, 2020, 8:55 pm*

Internet Culture


Michelle Jaworski

If a frog sees its prey, it’s going to go for it—even if it isn’t real.

Somebody placed a smartphone displaying a video of worms against a wooden fence, and it was only a matter of time before a bunch of frogs started noticing it. There’s probably plenty of food waiting for them in the ground, but how could they pass up the opportunity, albeit a fake one, for a meal that’s right in front of them?

Well, they all can’t be Kermit.

If they realize they’ve been properly duped, they’re bound to be hopping mad about it.

Photo via Bill Buchanan/USFWS/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2014, 1:15 pm