G'Day OldBanjo. There is a bit of truth about four legged critters causing problems, and some two legged critters too like roo's (kangaroo's) who can just hop straight out in front of you from the side. A buck roo can stand taller than a man and get some speed up on full hop, and have no probs clearing a two metre fence. Cars hitting them can have the roo's going through their windscreen. The problem is only at night mainly. We also have wombats, a stumpy four legged animal about as thick as a tree trunk and built like a tank. They are known to write off a vehicle if it hits one at speed when they try to cross a road at their slow speed. This is in rural area's mainly and folks living in these area's generally have bull bars on the front of their vehcles for a bit of protection, unfortunately we can't do the same on a bike. Having said all this I havn't heard of two many bikers being injured by them, but if your riding out in the bush at night they can be a risk. Hope it helps.