The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers play the 2020 BayGrass Bluegrass Festival at Founders Park in Islamorada on Jan. 19, 2020. DOUG FINGER/Keys Weekly

Hi friends! Reef the fox here with your weekly “Reef’s Report.” 

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. I rang in the New Year fast asleep in mom’s bed. She passed out by 11 p.m., so I just curled up with her and did the same. Yes, I can be sweet and snuggly when I want to be. There were a lot of fireworks going on in the neighborhood but that sort of stuff really doesn’t bother us foxes, believe it or not. 

I wanted to share a little about what it takes for mom to take care of us. Now that 2021 is over, she went over our books and we took in $47,491 in donations but had $39,176 in expenses. We are some costly little fluffs! Between feeding, vet visits, new enclosures, new enrichment activities and of course the toys, treats and bedding, it’s a lot. So we wanted to thank those of you in our community who donated to us throughout the year. You all are awesome.

We also had the big raffle for the private charter on the Glass Bottom Boat and the winner was Gary Falleur of Tavernier. He and 79 of his closest friends will get the entire boat to themselves. 

If you didn’t see the video of Coral picking the name, then you really need to go watch it. She was a pro and we might rent her out for other companies to pick raffle winners. Haha.

A total of $1,200 was raised from raffle ticket sales and mom said she is going to buy something really cool for us with that money. Not sure what it is yet, but I’ll keep you posted.

I haven’t gotten any fan emails in a while. When I get bored I get wild, so send me some emails and I will answer all of your questions: [email protected]

Now for a cool event: Florida Keys Brewing Co. is hosting the Baygrass Bluegrass event from Friday-Sunday, Jan. 14-16. This year will be a weekend of bluegrass music, food trucks and craft beer in the beer garden at Florida Keys Brewing Co. Local and visiting musicians will be performing throughout the weekend with special guest “The Grass Is Dead” taking the stage Sunday, Jan. 16 at 5 p.m. All three days Taco Jalisco will be open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on Sunday, The Moveable Feast will also be open from noon to 8 p.m. Head on down for this free event.

Well friends, that’s all for this week. You can check us out on and be sure to follow us on our social media.

Reef, over and out!

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Reef was born on a fur farm on or around March 28, 2021. He was able to be rescued when his mother and siblings started to reject him. Reef is missing toes on his front, right paw and the tip of his tail is missing due to injuries sustained in his short time on the fur farm. Reef arrived at Key Largo on May 6, 2021 by Nicole Navarro, of Pawsitive Beginnings Inc.