SNOHOMISH — A bald eagle died after being found shot Wednesday near Snohomish and a Shelton veteran has contributed to a reward to find the bird’s shooter.
The Sarvey Wildlife Care Center, which rescues and treats native wildlife, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of the person who who shot the eagle. An unnamed veteran in Shelton agreed to match the reward, bringing the total to $2,000, according to a KOMO TV news report.
The eagle was shot with one pellet still embedded in the eagle's body. Center officials believe the shooter used a shotgun.
Washington’s Department of Fish & Wildlife says they don’t have any strong leads right now and are hoping for tips from the public.