Fox-red deer

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Hello. I am reading a Sand County Almanac, by A. Leopold, and I have come across the description of a "fox-red deer", in the following sentence: "And if you have come quietly and humbly, as you should to any spot that can be beautiful only once, you may surprise a fox-red deer, standing knee-high in the garden of his delight"
I have checked several reference books and lists, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica, but all I can find is the red deer (Cervus elaphus), notwithstanding the Red fox, ( Vulpes vulpes), of course, but that is not what the author is talking about.
All in all, I guess he added "fox-red" as a kind of "shade" of red of the red deer, but... I leave it to more expert opinions.
Thanks in advance for your kind cooperation.
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