Had a discussion yesterday about hazards on the road, when my son in law mentioned that he nearly rode of the road whilst dodging a squirrel..........and it could have well been a fatal outcome. I have long ago learned that with most wildlife it is far better to ride straight for it ( and hopefully over it ) than to find an alternative route or risk colliding with oncoming traffic or a tree. That same is true for cars and heavy trucks in my experience. I still remember triple road trains returning from the Top End of the NT with the best part of a buffalo head still wedged in the bull bar. And recovering my friend's car when he rolled it trying to dodge a roo on the way home. Of course trying to ride " over it " does not always work on a bike. This is something I found out when riding a Honda trail bike back to a mine site in Arnhem Land, NT quite a few years ago. I was on a wet, formed dirt road when in a long sweeping bend I encountered a water buffalo. There was no time to do a "Crocodile Dundee" and I ended up off the road and bogged in that wretched red mud and covered from top to bottom. This round went to the buffalo and seeing he was a Territorian.......... I am sure he told a tall tale about it when he returned to his mob. That is not my photo, but it was worse than this! " what a beauty........Must run and tell my buddies!