werewolf stalks swamps in new orleans | | i love WEREWOLVES
Did you think New Orleans was only the home of vampires? Think again! Cajun legends cite stories of werewolves that haunt the dreary New Orleans Louisiana swamps. These werewolves are known to natives as the "swamp ape" because of their tendencies to stay in the swamp-filled lowlands. Others call them the "rougarou" (or, other spellings you might see include "Rugaru", "Roux-Ga-Roux", or "Rugaroo"). Some historians say that the word "rougarou" actually originated from the French word "Loup Garou" (which means werewolf), and indeed in Louisiana the two terms can sometimes be used interchangeably. It is also worth noting that the Rugaru is sometimes associated with Native American legends, although whether or not the association is a true one or simply a loose connection is debatable. The rougarou are slightly different from the "traditional" more common form of werewolf, and even different from the traditional Loup Garou. Rougarou are said to have the head of a wolf, and the body of a