At least 3 bald eagles found shot to death

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Slaughtered eagle.

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.

 

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

 

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.