rjb wrote:.................I hit what I think was a badger on the way home from work one night. On a slightly downhill section when I would have been doing 30mph +. I recall seeing something in the road but when I looked closer couldn't see anything. I was then launched up into the air. Fortunately I managed to stay upright and eventually stopped. My wrists felt as if I had broken them with the jolt. I turned around and retraced my route expecting to find a dead animal in the road but only heard something large crawling through the undergrowth...............
I've hit squirrels and rabbits, but never anything as big as a badger.
A squirrel ran right out in front of me and I ran right over it's middle - after stopping I saw it crawling into the verge - you've no idea how bad I felt.
On greenways and unlit roads, sometimes all you'll see is the reflections of your lights in the eyes of the creature.