Damn, if that's a once in a lifetime experience, then I feel bad for you. About a monthly occurrence here. Saw 3 separate herds of elk just last week when driving to Stockholm. Does and foxes are so numerous that counting encounters would be pointless...
We also have freerunning lemmings and wolverines and everything.
No no, I've seen Deer before, and I'm sure I'll see them again (they're getting more and more common). I've just never had one run at me before.
It was a good three days actually. The day before I spotted a trio of bunnies that seemed to be playing tag in the street. When the game was up one of them came up the driveway and apparently didn't see me until he was like 6 ft away. Think he heard me move my foot while turing to watch him go by, and boy did he jump (dashed a metre, then decided it would be better to stay still). A day or two after the deer I was running alongside some bushes and almost ran over either ducklings or pheasantlings. The all started chirping in alarm and some of them nearly wandered into my path. Luckily, whichever type of bird they were momma must not have been nearby. I don't particularly relish the thought of an angry duck in my face, let alone a pheasant.
The only wildlife my dog cares about though are the squirrels. I caught one several mornings in a row eating on his kennel fence. I think it finally got the point, but several mornings in a row it would be there, the dog would spot it, then run over to it and start barking, then the squirrel would sequel and flee into the trees and spend 2 minutes chattering angrily at us. It's been a great summer for wildlife spotting. That said, I'm glad we didn't have pheasants when I was growing up. I think back to all hours spent crashing through the woods as a child, and if you did that here and now you'd probably have a heart attack at some point (where I grew up, there was a lot between me and my friend that while still forested, had been cleared of undergrowth, so it was easy to move around in. Doing that also meant no pheasants, since they would have had precious few places for cover.