• 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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The U.S. Army maintained a post at the Presidio for nearly 150 years. The Presidio's garrison included troops from all major combat arms: infantry, cavalry, and artillery.