Isn't there something on the market that you can put on bikes that's supposed to scare animals away? Whistle of some sort?
I've lived in the country most of my life where it's not unusual to see deer in your backyard. So with that said, I've been riding in the country now for years and I've had my share with animals on the road. I read the advice and I pretty well do everything already listed especially look for glowing eyes in ditches and on roads. I've never hit an animal in my vehicles or on my bikes, I've come close even kicked a racoon in the ass riding along side of it (now that was funny, he thought he could run faster then my bike but I just kicked him out of the way).