I hit a deer on IH-10 in San Antonio one night. I was riding home from work and the thing just walked out in front of me. Luckily, they grow 'em small in Texas so I didn't fall off. The deer went skidding onto the shoulder, then got up and limped away.
If I had had time to react I would have hit the brakes and compressed the forks, and gone over the handlebars. As it was, the forks absorbed most of the impact. I has sore shoulders and arms for a few days from hanging on, but no injuries. The bike sustained a dented horn from the triple clamp hitting it.
That was a close one.
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
Hunter S. Thompson