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 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.