To colorful to be a turkey tail.
Numerous roadkill armadillos along route 77 southwest of Houston. Saw over twenty (some hard to ID in various states of decomposition) as I drove a fifty mile stretch. stretch.
Weed in grassy backyard, sunny area
Soil: sandy and dry
Temp: 81 degrees F
Color: dark green
Tree approximately 30-35 feet tall with a single trunk approximately 8 inches wide. Smooth, thin grey pealing bark exposing red wood underneath. Stiff branches with buds all around the branches and twigs. Some buds are beginning to sprout, but not many. Minor trunk flare at bottom.
found dead on the beach
Juvenile ready to shed soon.