La Patasola Nature Reserve
The nature reserve La Patasola It has an area of 150 hectares. It is located 10 kilometers from the village of Boquia, in the municipality of Salento north of the department of Quindío. This reserve is characterized by being the second with the highest Bird watching among them several species in danger of extinction. The name of the reserve La Patasola It has a particular history that is told by the peasants of the area. “In the reserve is a small abandoned house and in front of this house lived a man with his 7 children, the man always went out to hunt to feed them. One afternoon as usual he went hunting and when he returned home he did not find his children, after a search of the whole area he went through this abandoned house and found one of them nearby and the other 6 never found them. From here some peasants going through the area said to see “La Patasola ” hanging around this house. “
¿But what is it La Patasola ? it’s a myth that was born in Colombia following a woman who did not value her children and cheated on her husband with the owner of the farm, her husband upon learning of this infidelity murdered the lover with a machete and his wife cut his leg when he tried to flee to the mountains . From here on, the peasants said they saw their soul wandering among the mountains, disappearing the men they encountered without leaving any trace..