Well the deer here in coastal Georgia must be in the rut...at least one was doing stupid $hit. Last Saturday (btw, 1st day of deer season) I was working overtime and left work at 0230. I'm cruising down a fairly well lit rode by the airport doing about 50 when I see this buck stick his head through the hedges lining the road on the right about 30 yards in front of me. What follows seemed like slow motion but happened in probably 2-3 seconds. As soon as I see the deer I start I get on the brakes and start towards the left lane (it's a divided 4 lane) to put distance between us. The deer takes off running across the road towards the median and I realize are paths will intersect...so I veer back towards the right lane to pass behind him...and what does he do...yep he stops and gives me the proverbial "deer in the headlights" look. At this point I'm out of maneuver room and ideas and my brain gets that sicking realization that I'm going to hit this sumbich! Luckily at this point I'm only doing about 20 mph as I had been braking the whole time. I nail him directly in the back leg with my front tire with a loud crack and send him flipping/spinning to my left and there I sit without a scratch trying to gather my wits. I watch the deer get back up, stunned, and run off into the median dragging his left rear leg...I snapped it with my front tire I'm sure. I ride very slowly up to a closed gas station about 200 yards ahead and check for damage...absolutley NONE that I can see. I ride the remaining 5 miles to the house shaking the whole way and once I get there in verify there is no damage to the bike, just a ruined pair of underwear. The ironic part of this just 10 minutes prior to this before leaving work I was telling a co-worker about the hazards of deer while riding home at night!! I was very lucky!!!