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What is the Rougarou?

Before we get too far into an explanation let’s first say it correctly, the proper pronunciation is, “Roo-Ga-Roo.” The Rougarou, or as others may say, Loup garou, is a bayou-dwelling werewolf. The legend is believed to have originated from French Canadian immigrants in the late 1700’s. There are hundreds of light hearted tales of this creature but they are far from the tales told around the time of the legend’s conception. Originally, elders would tell the story to children to inspire fear and make them behave.

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