Dogs and deer, I never ride at night because of them. Back in '75 I was testing a bike at night..Got through all the gears WFO, she was running good when I saw this black dot on the road...thought it was a June bug on the lamp, but it got bigger and closer. Turns out it wasn't a bug . I hit that German Shepard headlong.After a moment of darkness I heard a car in the distance and realized what happened ,kind of, I found the strength to get off the road , then found myself at home and sent my friends out to get the bike while I was off to the hospital.
The Shepard survived with a broken leg. I had the shifter go through my foot,in the top out the bottom, ripped all the flesh from one knee ,wasn't much left to stitch, and ended up on crutches and canes for months.
My friend showed up the next day and said he couldn't find the bike on the road that night, it seems that I pushed it home and I still don't remember doing that.
Dogs and bikes don't mix and you can't always get away from them. I'm just glad that it wasn't a deer.