So while bait is used to attract the animal/beast you are near already, I think (and others probably agree) that, as long as you are in the proper biome, you can attract an animal/beast that is scripted to go toward that bait (with a percentage chance of that actually working) the same way the carnivores go to dead animals to do their eating animations. This animal/beast would be something that spawns in, obviously, but if the animal/beast is nearby already, it could attract that one instead.
Thoughts? I know baits are practically useless in the META as of right now. This could make them usefull.