I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this thread. Yesterday I was driving and almost hit a deer. There were 3 deer along the side of the road, and I slowed down as I approached them of course, but still they decided to leap across the road infront of my car. Two managed to cross well before I got too close, and the 3rd changed it's mind and jerked back to the opposite side again, only to change it's mind quickly again, and cross infront of me afterall. At one point it was running a couple of inches beside my car, and I looked beside me at it just inches away from my window, and was able to see the anxiety in it's eye. I was going slowly at this point anyway, and stopped as it finally ran infront of my car to join the other two. For those few seconds of us moving side by side, I experienced a cool sense of freedom of how it must be to run along side a serene and gentle wild animal. It leapt while it ran, and seemed so feather light and amazing. It was a real privelage to fly with a running deer for what seemed like a long time. Sadly though, I'm sure the deer didn't share my joy, but rather felt terror and anxiety. It made me wish I could express some form of gratitude by some more direct means that my usual respect and keeping a distance as to not invoke fear in an animal. How about you? Anyone ever had a cool experience with a wild animal, or even a tame one for that matter?