I hit a wild turkey in Santa Barbara County. I was driving very slowly down a country road when this big wild tom turkey came flapping and running in front of my car. I slammed on the brakes, and he just sorta bounced off my bumper, no harm no foul. The big bird sprang back up, gobbled at me in indignation, and continued wobbling across the road, completely uninjured . Aside from the occasional bird and very large insects splattering my windshield, I haven't been the cause of any more roadkill. My parents hit doe once. That was traumatic. They swerved to miss her and ended up sideswiping her instead. They looked back and couldn't see her, so they thought it was just a graze and she had bounded off to safety. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that poor doe died a painful, prolonged death. Our neighbors were driving the same road an hour later and found the deer still spasming in a depression by the road (she fell in there when she was hit so my parents couldn't see her from their mirrors), so the husband pulled out the shotgun he kept in the car and ended her pain. When my parents got home there was a large scrape down the passenger side of the car and fur and blood stuck in the door jambs, and then they knew that the doe had been seriously hurt. The very next weekend, in the same car, a small terrier darted out from under a a tractor that was parked on a rural road and went right under our wheels. We had no time to hit the brakes, swerve, or anything. My mom and I bawled all the way home, while my dad drove on with a clenched jaw and white knuckles.