It’s always tempting to see what my Tahoe’s top speed was. If I had some of those open areas, I would sure probably try myself. Those places, where you can push the vehicle to the max, are sure out there but just not around where I am. It would be my luck to come across a deer or other animal that was crossing the road at the same time. I hit a dog one night heading to a call at around 100 MPH. It didn’t end well for the dog nor the Crown Vic‘s cooling system.
I have hit animals not even going the posted limit, luckily never at high speed. Either way it usually doesn't work out well for the animal
Hit deer before and they jump up and run away, meanwhile the whole front end is smashed up.
I think I have hit just about every critter that lives in the western hemisphere including cat's, dog's, birds, snakes, turtles, rabbits, squirrels, moles, skunks, raccoon. about the only one I don't think I have hit is a porcupine and luckily nothing bigger than a deer.
my dad hit a horse in the fog, that was bad for the horse and car he was wearing a baseball cap and all he ended up with was some glass splinters in his eyebrows
usually the animals like that are hit on winding twisting roads when you come around a corner and there isn't much you can do.
When I lived in Oregon the deer were usually in the same places often so you knew to slow down a bit in certain spots because they come out of nowhere
same in Washington they like to come out at night eat the grass on the sides of the road and stare at your headlights then there are just locked in a daze.