Brandon and I went to the Manti Temple yesterday evening--General Conference was a pretty good motivator. On the way home we hit a deer--so Scary and sad. Fortunately, there were no other cars around because Brandon had to veer into the oncoming traffic lane. I'm sure that was an awful death for that poor deer and we felt so bad.
It didn't take long for us to find out the damage to our car. I couldn't even open the passenger door to get out. It is completely dented in and it HAD a chunk of fur stuck to the side of the car. I say HAD because our very curious and "hands-on" little 8yr old neighbor pulled it off just recently. She probably would have kept it if I had not screamed in disgust. Brandon is now out in the garage pounding away at the door and hopefully doing more repair than damage.
Here are some tips in case your vehicle ever comes face to face with a deer (like on your way to visit us.)
1. avoid the deer by veering into another lane
2. slam on the brakes
3. travel at dusk on the backroads
1. Travel during the day when the deer are tucked safely away in the woods
I'm just glad I wasn't driving because I didn't know the do's and don'ts before yesterday. My only natural instinct was to scream. It's too bad our temple service had to be marred by such a frightening experience. Next time we'll just follow rule #1 and opt for a morning session.