The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says someone has shot and killed at least three bald eagles in Snohomish County.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says someone has shot and killed at least three bald eagles in Snohomish County.

KIRO-TV reports that the bodies of four eagles were found floating last week in a small lake near Granite Falls. Investigators say three had been shot with a small-caliber rifle. It wasn’t clear how the fourth eagle died.

The birds are protected under both state and federal law.

A reward of nearly $4,000 is being offered for information in the case.

Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html