The lynx and shepheard

Old people in the area of Šmarjeta settlement, used to say a lot about wild beasts that roamed this hills and forests. So it was that somewhere in the vicinity of castle  Štrlek, once the lynx ate the shepherd. He, who for many times made fun of people and shouted that the tiger came and mischievously called for help. When the wild lynx really came and the guy called for help again, people thought he was mocking them and left him be. According to the old stories in Žalovci settlement, wild cats used to make havoc, and people feared them.

Depiction of a lynx in the year 1350



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