While riding out to my "marshall" spot on the MS Bike Tour Down To the Sound, I had two firsts for me:
1. I got hit by a deer (no, I didn't hit the deer, the deer hit me)
2. I hit a squirrel (fortunately just ran over its tail).
The deer came out of some deep underbrush near a nature preserve. It stood there in the road and I swerved to avoid it. I was well clear of it but as I passed it suddenly just came right across and jumped the bike. One of its feet hit my rear wheel. I don't know how I stayed upright, but I did. The deer appeared to be uninjured as it ran away.
The squirrel came off a telephone pole and darted right in front of me while I was doing about 20 on a downhill. No time to react or swerve. Fortunately, I only ran over the tip of its tail with the front wheel and missed it with the back. It continued across the road, so I have to hope that it was uninjured.