ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A picture of a bear with something stuck on its head is raising concerns for the animal's welfare.

This image was captured by a person on Route 20, about a mile from Vintage Market. The animal appeared to be wandering toward Charlottesville.

The person who spotted the bear did call animal control.

A spokesperson for the Albemarle County Police Department says the animal got into someone's trash, knocked over a large can and got its head stuck in something during that.

Unfortunately, when an officer got to the scene, he searched for but was unable to find the bear.

Anyone who sees this animal, especially if it is still having trouble with the item, is encouraged to contact the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources' Wildlife Conflict Helpline at (855) 571-9003.