I have to tell you that was the closest I have EVER come to hitting a deer and my chest was in knots for a couple hours after. I drive a lot of back roads to and from work and one road in particular has a lot of deer. Usually, they are standing at the side of the road and you can see them and slow down. You never know if they are going to wait, or start walking across the street. I'm always very cautious in the early morning and then on the way home. Noon is not a normal time to see deer so I was really caught off guard. Not only that she wasn't standing on the side of the road waiting like a good little deer....she was flying and I never saw her come out of the trees.
It was very, very frightening. It was like one second I was driving along and then the next second this huge deer was just there.
I drove the rest of the way feeling very lucky for me, my new little car and the gorgeous deer. It was a close call and now I know that even at noon on Fridays to keep my eyes open for those beautiful creatures that I love so much.
I didn't have time to snap a photo :) so the picture is compliments of Wikipedia. Have a wonderful evening everyone.