Taking the "back roads" home after stopping to get gas and wanting a nice slower drive home avoiding the highway, I was on a stretch of road that had no street lights with a few other cars. And well, close call.
This is a video of the actual video. This video of the video was done using my iphone view the actual video on my laptop. The actual video was taken from my GoPro which I use as a dashcam. Once I get a good video editing software to cut the bogus parts and stuff, I can post the video which would be clearer. The moment in time the deer is fully lit by my headlights, I hit the brakes.
That one - two seconds felt like minutes.
As the deer traveled from the left to right, as I was braking, my mind was in an analytical mode... Looking at the deer, then at my hood, back and forth calculating where the point of impact would be and what would be the next appropriate action. I was so locked into instincts, when you hear the music go off, that was because I had to start my car. I was still in 5th gear and the only pedal that was down was the brakes. I was blank minded when my car came to a complete stop, piecing together what has happened.
Barely any damage sustained
Two dime size paint chips and a sprinkle of deer fur.
I'm pretty sure the son of a ***** ****en piece of **** Bambi has a slightly bruised right hind leg. I pulled over and the ***** was gone.