Milk snake, juvenile
This was one of the early high points in my foray into tree identification: a deciduous member of the pine family! WoW! Clearly my education was neglected for me not to know this.
My friend Bob helped with this ID, since the tree is clearly denuded.
They were practically tame - ten overall
Horrible pests in my garden this year! I've never had them before, but once they arrived they are hard to get rid of! Don't let the name fool you...they eat everything!