Heron's amazing fishing intelligence

A heron with a fish.

Heron's fishing intelligence

The heron goes fishing with a lure in the tip of its bill.

Sighting a fish in the stream, it drops the lure, a feather.

As the fish comes up for the bait, swish, the heron has its dinner—lure fishing by a professional angler.

Is this evidence of intelligence?

According to one report, scientists feel that intelligence is the,

“quality of being aware of oneself as an entity in one’s environment, and of being able to acquire and retain knowledge, to learn and understand from experience, to solve problems and to respond successfully to constantly changing situations.”

Apparently, the heron learned from experience and solved a problem.

Therefore, by this definition, some would say it is “intelligent.”