We have a bearproof garbage can. I've had trail camera pointed at it since June, thinking that I'd get a census of the local bears who would all sniff it. Believe it or not, I captured NO photos of any animals near it until the other night (4 months after posting the camera). I'm fairly certain that the bag next to the garbage can attracted the wildlife. It contained a very old dog bed (~15 years old) that doubtless emanated canine scents very strongly.
The first visitor was our friend the bobcat. He appears to have walked toward the bed with great purpose.