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?
In 1915, a tragic fire at the Presidio claimed the lives of General Pershing’s wife and his three daughters. Pershing's son, Francis Warren, survived the blaze and chose to enlist in the army as a private during World War II. By the end of the war he had achieved the rank of major.