Killing BambiDeer season is pretty dangerous, not only for the deer, but for us drivers. My guess is that there are more deer killed by cars in the Houston/Galveston bay area than by hunters. They are rutting, and they seem to know they are being hunted and on the move. This is all timed with dusk and darkness happening at the same time as the rush hour.
At any rate, there are a lot of deer between here and my workplace, and one of them ran into my car. This wasn't some narrow curvey country row , but texas Highway 146. 2 lanes in each direction with shoulder. Wham! It happened so fast, I barely saw its head near my right fender, simultaneously with load thud. I didn't stand a chance of avoiding it. I pulled over and looked at my front bumper, and then walked backed looking for Bambi. I couldn't find her, apparently I didn't kill her instantly. I didn't notice any damage to my car, yet. I left the scene eventually, still sure I must have killed her, and pulled over to get gas. The Gas station was out of gas, but I noticed something wrong. my passanger mirror was gone! I checked out the car and noticed thea the whole side of my little Sidekick was dented in, deer fur was in the door seams. It became clear the deer ran into me. Maybe she survived after all, although I am sure it isn't in real great shape this morning. My question is, "How bad will my insurance company punnish me for this?"