Sāo Paulo, Brazil – Stella Silva, a 1-year-old baby from São Paulo, was visiting the local Botanical Garden – known for its unique birdlife, sloths, and monkeys – with her mother when she had a very unique animal encounter.
WereWatchers Español editor called her mother, Teresa Silva, to comment.
“We actually speak Portuguese in Brazil,” Teresa started, in English. “It wouldn’t kill you foreigners to try and to learn Portuguese, you know. But whatever, I’ll tell you what happened with my baby and the werewolf anyway.”
She told us that she took her baby girl to the park to get some fresh evening air during Brazil’s recent heatwave.
“It was hotter than Hell in Brazil this summer. And I thought a stroll through the park would be nice,” Teresa explained. It was when she parked Stella’s carriage under a tree to take a picture that the lycan interaction occurred.
“I had my new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone out, setting up the shot, minding my own damn business, when this hairy thing jumped down from the trees,” Teresa explained.
At first she thought it was one of the sloths that inhabited the park, or a man with excessive amounts of body hair, but when she saw it’s angry lupine eyes and jagged fangs, she realized it probably wasn’t. She realized it was a werewolf, “lobisomem” in the local vernacular.
“Argentinian Werewolf Suspected”
“I was shocked,” Teresa recalled. “Everyone knows that the only werewolves in South America were in Argentina.”
Onlookers speculated that the little girl must have had a dog at home, because she immediately grabbed the werewolves nose and made a sound like the word “stay.”
“You could have heard a pin drop,” Teresa said. “We didn’t know what to do. But little Stella seemed to.”
And sure enough, the werewolf sat down on the ground. Then Stella starts swinging her arm in a circle, I guess that’s her sign for roll over.”
And that werewolf rolled right over. Everyone in that park burst into laughter and applause, including that little girl!
At that point, the werewolf went back into the trees for a second and came out holding a new hat made out of toucan feathers, and put it on the girl’s head. Stella gurgled and laughed for a few moments before Teresa decided to return the gift.
“We appreciated the gesture and all,” Stella’s mother explained. “But come on, it was a friggin’ botanical garden. Ripping apart some toucans to make an ugly baby hat is not exactly eco-friendly. I’m sure that werewolf was Argentinian.”
Concerned about public safety, local police did a thorough search of the botanical garden, but found nothing.
“Greenpeace went ballistic when they heard about the toucans. We frisked every sloth and monkey in the place, to make sure they hadn’t started messing with the birds too. No stoned unturned,” explained police Capt. Armando Mango.
“And more importantly, the last thing the people of Brazil want is some drunken werewolf soccer hoodlum attempting to give out toucan hats at the upcoming 2014 World Cup.”
We will never know the true intentions of the toucan-abusing, baby-loving lycan who interacted with adorable little Stella Silva, but her story is one more example showing that werewolves aren’t so bad after all.