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

How about this weather, huh? I know you locals break out the snow suits when it drops below 70 degrees, but us foxes here are in heaven. This is what we live for, what we wait for all year long. 

Well, this is my first “winter” ever, but the older foxes are just having the time of their lives. We all zoom around in the morning; inside, outside, on our platforms and on mom’s head while she’s sleeping. It is the best thing ever. We are all getting super fluffy too. Did you know that red fox can put on an extra 2-4 pounds of just fluff in the winter? We all have adapted to our environment, so our coats are not as fluffy as our Northern cousins, but still we look pretty darn cute in our winter wardrobes. 

My mom wanted to make sure I gave a big shout out to MarrVelous Pet Rescue and their Whiskers and Paws clinic, which is now open at the location behind Tower of Pizza in Key Largo. Mom found a kitten trying to get in with Libby and Louie fox last week (not a good idea on the kitten’s part) so my mom saved it, got it all cleaned up and the amazing staff at Whiskers and Paws spayed her this past Friday. My mom is super grateful that we have this amazing, low cost service to the community right here in Key Largo. 

Penny was rescued from a Minnesota fur farm in July 2020. She resides in Key Largo with her owner, Nicole Navarro. CONTRIBUTED

My little sister, Coral, is having another “Coffee With Coral” event on Feb. 12 at One Grind Key Largo. Our friends at One Grind have invited us back again and we are so happy. I will be sitting this one out as usual because, again, that is my nap time and I am a pretty cranky fox if I get woken up from my naps, but Coral seems to love all of the attention so she can have it. I just always ask them to bring me home a treat for passing the spotlight off to little sis. So mark your calendars and don’t miss meeting Coral again on Feb. 12 between 10-11 a.m. at One Grind which, located at MM98 between Tom Thumb and Ballyhoo’s. 

On Friday, Jan. 28, starting at 5 p.m. the Fish Fry Fundraiser for the Key Largo School Safety Patrol will be happening at the Caribbean Club in the backyard. Help send Key Largo School’s Safety Patrollers to Washington D.C. The meal includes fresh fish, delicious sides, French bread and great company. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from a Key Largo School Safety Patrol, the Key Largo School Office, or at the event. Take your food to go or stay and enjoy your dinner on the bay. We’ll have live music on our waterfront stage by The Catch Band starting at 6:30 p.m. All money raised by the Fish Fry is donated directly to the KLS Safety Patrol. So that should be a good time. I’m not a fan of fish but I hope everyone that goes has a great time.

Anywho, that’s all for this week. Feel free to shoot me an email with any fox questions at [email protected] or check us out online at

Until next time, Reef, over and out!

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.