what is a rougarou in louisiana

The Rougarou: Werewolf of Louisiana

The rougarou (also spelled similarly as roux-ga-roux, rugaroo, and rugaru) is a mythical creature in Laurentian French communities related to popular concepts of the werewolf.
The legends of the creature known as a rougarou are as different as the spelling of its name. However, they are all linked to francophone cultures through a commonly derived belief in the loup-garou. From the French word for wolf and garou from the Frankish word of garulf (related to English werewolf), Loup is a man who transforms into a beast.

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