Red-eared Pond Slider
Natural History: Red-eared Pond Slider is an introduced species at the Presidio.
General Distribution: In the Presidio, this species is found at Mountain Lake.
Frequency: This species is common at Mountain Lake.
Identifying Characteristics: This animal has an olive colored, dusky shell. It has a red to yellow colored stripe behind its eyes.
Did You Know?
The modern-day Officers' Club was part of the original Spanish Presidio. In the front section of the building, excavations have uncovered adobe walls dating from the 1790's.