To show the variety of forms it can take, a woman attacked by a ferocious chicken claims it was a rougarou.
J. Verret claimed a rougarou in the form of a dog chased his uncle and cousin. Then the dog changed into a man and chased them no more.
It was said rougarous captured children to use as fish bait.
A Rougarou Fest, which celebrates Louisiana folklore, is to be held on October 25th, 2014.
This is one of the more fascinating creatures of American folklore. We would be delighted to hear from people who know of similar creatures in other parts of the country.
A ferocious chicken.