Out on a rural sunset joy drive a few days ago South of KC, and this happened.
The deer comes at an angle (rear to front) across the road from my left. I didn't even see it until it was almost right in front of me. I was doing about 50 MPH. I pumped the brakes and it looked right at me, we locked eyes for a split second, and then I saw what I thought was a big brown rock flying right at my face.
The thud you hear was the impact of the deer's lunch from earlier in the day.
This was around 20 min after sunset, and I was testing with "Auto Focus" off, and also had panned away from the road (although the deer and the road are still visible)... So the quality isn't as good as it could have been.