Northwestern Pond Turtle
Natural History: This species lives along streams, rivers, lakes and ponds where it eats invertebrates and small fish.
General Distribution: This turtle ranges from Washington State to central California. In the Presidio, it is found at Mountain Lake.
Frequency: This species is moderately common at Mountain Lake.
Identifying Characteristics: This turtle has an low, dark olive to blackish shell with sections marked by inconspicuous radiating dots or lines. The head is dark in color.
Did You Know?
In the aftermath of a tragic fire that killed four family members of General John Pershing, the army built a fire station at the Presidio. The new Presidio Fire Station was the first on any U.S. Army post to house a permanent fire company with trained firefighters.