I was lucky on the commute this morning. Riding along a country-ish road by our community center around 5:40 or so and it happened. Something black and white scurried / waddled / ran out from the left side of the road into my headlight beam right in front of me. Travelling about 22 mph, I had to make a split second decision once I recognized what it was.....
Swerve in front of it and hope to slip past before it met me,
or swerve behind it and hope it kept going and wasn't scared enough to spray me as I went by.
I chose the latter, and luckily, it continued on its way and did not spray its' nasty load at me.
Needless to say, I was sweating more from that encounter than from the ride itself!!