"Texas turkey” is a name sometimes used for an armadillo.
22 June 1982, Frederick (MD) News, pg. A9:
Known as “Texas turkey,” armadillo meat is roasted over Texas campfires and is considered a great delicacy by Indians in Mexico.
7 March 1985, New York Times, “The Pecadilloes of Armadillos” by Michael Norman, pg. B2:
“It surfaced again as an item of interest during the Great Depression, when, of course, in Texas, as elsewhere, people were poor and they turned to the armadillo as a source of food. It became known as the Hoover Hog or the Texas Turkey.”
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