Oh Deer.

So about a month ago I was telling someone that I had never hit a deer. My husband has hit 3 and I had never hit one at all. I’ve had some very close calls but never actually ran one down.

Until last week.

I had been visiting with friend from out of town and on my way home at 11:30 pm when out of nowhere there was a deer in the middle of the road. She made it across just in time, but the friend that was following her…. not so much. I attempted to brake but when you are in a giant truck with mud tires it doesn’t work out so well. So I slammed into her dead on (no pun intended) at 60 mph. Thank goodness for giant chrome bumpers! She hit the road and I drove right over her. I did stop and check on things before I left to make sure she was dead, but I couldn’t move her out of the road by myself. So I got back in the truck and continued home.

I thought everything was fine and dandy just a little crack in bottom of the plastic bumper with some deer hair in it, but upon pulling out of my driveway the next morning I discovered otherwise. There was an awful grinding noise coming from the front end whenever I turned or hit a bump. I took it to the dealership and they told me that the deer had pushed the bumper into the tires! So I had to take it to the body shop to get it fixed. What I thought was a little crack turned into $700 some odd dollars for new bumpers. Thank goodness for good insurance with no comp deductible.