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 the aftermath of a tragic fire that killed four family members of General John Pershing, the army built a fire station at the Presidio. The new Presidio Fire Station was the first on any U.S. Army post to house a permanent fire company with trained firefighters.