Good morning, folks!
Deer...love seeing them, hate hitting them. My son was driving last winter/spring, it was still cold, and a young one was crossing the road with its momma and we couldn't avoid it. Sadly, it didn't do anything to the car, but it was broken up pretty bad and had to have the State Trooper from town put it out of its misery.
I swear our dogs could smell it on the car the instant we got in the driveway, they had their noses pressed into every inch of the vehicle where it hit.
My good friend had one leap into her windshield on Hwy 52 one more on her early commute to Rochester. She was pretty lucky she got out uninjured.
Other critters in the road.... another time coming up from town and son was driving, a fox ran right out in front of us, stopped on the centerline, and turned right back and went under the van, THEN ran off again after tumbling under the vehicle. I swear it is the luckiest fox! I see that stupid thing running in front of cars all the time in that same spot. It is also nasty and mangey looking and needs a big dose of Ivermectin!
Chickens...I have another batch hatching, just a smallish one though, about 50 eggs went in the hatcher. I was not happy when I candled yesterday though, I didn't get crap for fertility on the batch of 200 I set last week. The NH were good, but the EEs were less than 50%. I should still have about a dozen and a half EEs though. I didn't set any Buckeyes though that time. Oh well, the next batch is about ready to go in.
I did see last night there is a slight bend in my bumper but no damage to the chrome so I should be able to push it back out. A friend has a hydraulic ram I can borrow.
Needless to say I was extra vigilant this AM!