Are you sure he wasn't chasing the Road Runner and just stopped to put in an order at Acme? (the place that apparently has everything and delivers anywhere) Did you, by any chance hear something that sounded like "meep - meep"?Animals are active these days around here. A week ago, I was walking along a wooded path and in the distance I saw two (large) cottontail deer. I walked closer toward their area, and they eventually bolted away through the woods.
Yesterday around 9:30 AM, I walked down my street (suburban set-up with houses, etc.); and all of a sudden out of a side road, I saw a dog (not on a leash) run down the road, and cross over mine (he was about 30 feet ahead of me). I stopped for a second, as I wasn't sure if he was friendly or not, but then I quickly realized it was a coyote! I've never seen one on my street before. He ran up to a neighbor's lawn that was elevated about 12 feet up from the street, so he felt safer up there. That was a good sign, that he was afraid of humans. I kept walking down the street and he didn't follow, thank goodness. (They're protected species, and animal control will only remove them if they show aggression or appear sick.) It's not as common to see them in daytime, but it does happen, from what I've read.