Ugh! I was on my way to work last night on a dark road and a deer came out of nowhere and I hit it going about 45mph. It was thrown up on my windshield(I thought for sure it was going to come through it) but it bounced off the windshield with a thud. My car suffered front end damage- mostly cosmetic, and it is a 95 anyway and has it's share of previous damage anyway, so not such a big deal there. It did bend my hood some, but it still closes and locks.
I went and checked the deer. It was in the ditch, and it was laying on it's side..the damaged side..so it looked ok. It was actually beautiful, laying there, very healthy looking, plump, perfect hide, and a beautiful dark eye looking up at me. Dead.
I HATE that this happened. The most I have ever hit was a squirrel, and this thing was over 100 lbs. It was so beautiful too. shit.
The worst thing is that I now have an idea of what it would be like to hit an actual person...about the same size. That idea is haunting.
R.I.P. poor deer in the wrong place at the wrong time.