White-tailed deer do the same thing. You can pull to a complete stop to let them cross in front of you and they'll run headlong into the side of the vehicle instead.
Ya gotta wonder about their sanity some days. There must be some reason, but it sure isn't readily apparent...
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."