In the game Legend of the Five Rings there is a group called The Scorpion Clan whose mascot is the Scorpion. The religious figure Shinsei told them the same story, which the head of the clan had already heard a million times. Shinsei revealed the "secret" last line to the story, though: "But little frog, I can swim." Puts an entirely different moral to the story.

(The Rokuganese version used a frog as the replacement for a turtle.)