But, despite Ghost's undeniable charm, Baird takes up the same refrain as other wildlife professionals: "They don't make good pets."
A raccoon's place is in the wild. And, on occasion, even Ghost makes that abundantly clear:
"He digs holes in our drywall. And pulled out all the stuffing from our couch."
Still, it's hard to blame this winking raccoon for even the most calamitous antics.
He is, after all, a raccoon in a human's world. He's just living in it.
"Ghost is going to spend the rest of his days with us," Baird says.