My wife left our cabin early today to visit a friend. Before she had gone ten miles a buck jumped out in front of her in a well-shaded place. Her car hit it in the hindquarters. Once she came to a stop she looked for the deer for some time but never found it.
Did it survive? If not, will a hunter find it before the wolves or carrion eaters such as crows and eagles?
The damage to her car seems minimal, only a cracked headlight, one we just had replaced.
I told her to call our insurance company as soon as possible. Also when the adjuster comes to make sure he checks for frame damage. When I hit a bear in 2014, the adjuster only looked at body damage. A few years later a mechanic found significant mechanical damage.