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?
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.