"Animals Naturally, you should do everything you can to avoid hitting a small animal. However, if you are in traffic, don’t swerve out of your lane to avoid hitting an animal. You have a better chance to survive impact with an animal than you do a collision with a car. Motorcycles tend to attract dogs. If you find yourself being chased, don’t kick at the animal. It is too easy to lose control of the motorcycle. Instead, shift down and approach the animal slowly. As you reach it, speed up suddenly. You will leave the animal behind so quickly that it will generally lose interest." So what is it like hitting an animal on a bike, is it messy? Also has anyone ever been chased by a dog?