Thankfully never hit anything like a deer but several years ago my wife and I were coming back home one night and there's a nice righthand sweeper just before you get into town. A bobcat tried to beat that FJ1200 across the road. Apparently the headlight blinded him. Anyway, he hit the lower just in front of the shifter. It was a pretty solid hit but didn't upset the bike much.
Back down the same road about a mile from where we hit the bobcat we were coming in, this time on seperate bikes and again at night. We topped a rise to be greeted by a whole gagle or litter (or what every you call a batch of young possums) crossing the road. There was possums everywhere. By the Grace of God we somehow managed not to hit any of them.