About the Rougarou

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The word “rougarou” represents an alternate pronunciation and spelling of the originalrougarou_web300 French “loup-garou.” Both words are used interchangeably in the bayous of southern Louisiana. The rougarou is most often described as a creature with the head of a wolf or dog, and a human body, similar to the werewolf legend. The rougarou legend has been handed down for many generations, either directly from French settlers to Louisiana or from the French Canadian immigrants centuries ago.