You may have damaged the plastic molding/splitter on the bottom of the fascia. It probably won't be that big of deal. You're right not to swerve to avoid an animal. If you hit an animal, it goes down as comprehensive. If you swerve and hit something else, not only is the damage worse, but it counts as a collision and goes against you on your insurance rates.
Worthless possums. I have an uncle who swerves to hit them when he's in his truck.
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