An archbishop of Zadar was once passing through the village of Privlaka. Riding on his horse he didn’t notice the snakes hiding in the sandy soil. One of poisonous reptiles bit the archbishop’s horse which reared up and unseated the archbishop. Once on the ground, the injured archbishop cursed each poisonous snake in Privlaka. Since that day there have been no poisonous snakes in Privlaka. Scientists also claim that snakes avoid this region because of its underground waters and sandy terrain.