This is a symbolic story.
"I am a frog" says the frog to himself after having experience the scorpion.
"I will remember to leave the scorpion alone. Meaning, do not change texture nor power of scorpion, unless I can accept scorpion as is, I will stay away.
Texture is the color.
Power is the essence.
When the compatibility between myself and the scorpion are so different, I will enjoy my own company or find other frogs to play with. Changing a scorpion, or anything else for that matter, just so we can fit in, becomes ludicrous.