TYLER STATE PARK, Md.
— It is a beautiful place.
But it’s also a dangerous place.
Here are the top 10 dangers in Tyler, Maryland, a popular spot for wildlife and recreational boaters.
Tyler is part of a protected wilderness area known as the Rocky Mountain National Park, and its residents are encouraged to hike and swim there but are not allowed to fish or hunt.
Wildlife enthusiasts say the area is a popular destination for those seeking a taste of nature, but some say it is also home to an invasive species.
Read more about Tyrell State Park in Maryland here.
Wildlife lovers, boaters and anglers can catch wild salmon, trout and trout-like fish in the park’s ponds and lakes, or they can fish on a beach at the resort in the area, where anglers and boaters can enjoy the beach and fish.
But the park is also known for other wildlife species, including raccoons, brown bears, deer and bald eagles, among others.
Read the full list of park and wildlife threats here.
If you want to go boating or fishing in the waters of Tyrell, be aware of boating regulations and keep your eyes on wildlife, park officials say.
Boaters who plan to venture out to fish and hike in the river should be aware that boating and fishing regulations vary by state, park staff said.
Wildlife safety tips: Don’t try to catch a fish in Tyrell’s lake unless it’s dead.
That means you don’t have to bring a fishing rod or a net to fish, and you can’t fish from boats that are larger than two feet (0.8 meters) in diameter.
Fish only if you’re able to see and smell it.
Also, don’t bring any live or dead animals into the lake, or you risk the animals getting sick.
Be sure to wash your hands before and after you fish.
When fishing in Tyrel, fish from the bottom of the water, not the upper surface, so the fish can get to you and you don,t have to drag it in.
Also don’t try and catch a live fish in a pond, which is considered dangerous and illegal.
Read about the dangers of catching a fish on Tyrell.