• East view from Crissy Field overlook with old Coast Guard station on left and city on right

    Presidio of San Francisco

    California

Red-eared Pond Slider

Red-eared Pond Slider
Red-eared Pond Slider similar to what may be found at the Presidio.
Courtesy of californiaherps.com, © G. Nafis
 

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.

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Did You Know?

Fort Point, once called

In 1882, the fort now known as Fort Point was given the name "Fort Winfield Scott", a name it retained for four years before being downgraded to a sub-post of the Presidio. In 1912, the name was reused for the new coast artillery post at the Presidio, today's Fort Scott.