Had to drive my Vue to work early this morning, it was drizzling and had to leave at 5AM.
just down the road saw a critter running across the road, right to left
took my foot off the gas
it was an o'possum, got to the center line and turned around
I started braking
it got to the shoulder, and it turned around again
I started braking harder
It walked to the middle of the lane turned towards my SUV and just stopped,
staring at my high beams
And I stopped
we sat there and stared at each other for about 10 seconds
and I said "Well?! Is this how you want it to end?!"
and it wandered off.
When Im riding I always expect animals to be predictable
and usually if you steer behind them you are good
Now .... all bets are off.