But there are things you should be thinking about, in case it happens.
"Always resist the urge to swerve into the opposing lane or traffic or to drive off the roadway," Says Darah Waldrip with the Texas Department of Transportation.
Swerving may be your brain's first reaction to avoid hitting an object while traveling at high speeds.
Officials at TX-DOT say drivers that swerve to avoid animals normally cause more damage, to themselves, or someone else.
"A lot of people empathize for the animal too while is understandable but swerving is probably one of the worst things that you can do," Says Waldrip.
Late fall and early winter are the peak season for wildlife vehicle crashes, but unseasonable weather and months of dry heat has kept many animals close by.
"I've seen deer run across an urban freeway. So you do have to be prepared, you can see them anywhere," Waldrip explains.
If you do happen to strike an animal while driving, the first thing you should do, is notify police.
"Don't get out into traffic, don't check on the animal, just immediately call law enforcement," Says Waldrip.
TX-DOT says it's a safety reminder everyone should think about and be prepared for.
"Drive to conditions, remain alert and always wear your seat belt," Waldrip Says.