Legend of Tuzla Goat
Legend of Tuzla goat goes back to times when Bosnia And Herzegovina was under a occupation of Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Empire has sent order for all of Bosnia and Herzegovina which was banning of holding goats and ordering killing of all goats since they were considered to destroy forests. Empire's officers have controlled execution of order and informed State government that order was fully executed.
However, in Mosnik, one of the Tuzla settlements, one poor man has disobey the order. He kept his goat, fed and milked her; even more, he gives milk to others. Some stranger has moved in Tuzla at that time and was looking for goat milk to help his sick child and someone gave him directions to look for it in Mosnik. Owner of the goat was giving him goat milk on daily basis and child has recovered. After that anecdote, word has spread around and in Tuzla, how one goat has helped to recuperation of many children, and one malicious man from Sarajevo cooked up todays very famous verse:
“CIJELA TUZLA JEDNU KOZU MUZLA, PA SE HVALI DA SE SIROM HRANI”,
“WHOLE TUZLA MILKED ONE GOAT, THEN BOAST ABOUT FEEDING ON HER CHEESE”
Anyway, Tuzla goat symbolize adaptability in all delicate situations and resistance to stupidity.