This is Black Rat Snake. I was surprised to find him in the tree. I usually see these snakes on the ground. We saw spotted this guy in The Shenandoah region. I photographed this in the early Fall of 2005. Read more about this Snake at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantherophis_obsoletus
Enjoy video footage and the photo album below of Black Rat Snakes found on WooFDriving adventures!