SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - The State Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking for the public’s help in finding who killed at least three bald eagles in Snohomish County.
The department sent KIRO 7 Eyewitness News pictures of the slaughtered birds.
Officials said four eagles were found floating in a small lake near Granite Falls last week.
Investigators confirmed that three of them had been shot with a small-caliber rifle.
It’s unclear how the fourth bald eagle died.
The species is protected under both state and federal law.
A nearly $4,000 reward is being offered for information about the person responsible for killing the eagles.