A common garter snake senses the terrain ahead by extending its tongue while meandering atop moss and beneath leaves in Monmouth on Wednesday. The most common species of snake in Maine, Common Garters are often detected in the fall feeding and searching for winter habitat. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Kayakers paddle on the Messalonskee Stream near the Gilman Street bridge in Waterville on Saturday, Oct. 8, as they are framed by fall foliage. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Colby College student Jasper Reed walks a slackline Tuesday at the Waterville campus. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Asa Knell pushes himself up Hatchery Road in Monmouth on Monday, Oct. 10, while skateboarding with friends. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Betty Wilkins of Readfield and her grandson Remington Stiles-Wilkins, 6 months old, stroll across Causeway Road near the boy’s home in China on Sunday, Oct. 9. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Richmond girls soccer coach Troy Kendrick gets a hug from senior Lorelei Zoulamis after the Bobcats blanked Vinalhaven 10-0 on Friday, Oct. 7, to give Kendrick his 400th career victory. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Madison’s Noah Lattin (15) tries to make the catch as he is defended by Nokomis High School’s Grady Hartgrove (20) on Thursday in Madison. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Hall-Dale High School’s Jackson Leach knocks a Mt. Abram’s shot on net astray during a soccer game Tuesday in Farmingdale. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Zariya Rodriguez, 1, hangs onto the steering wheel of her Minnie Mouse car as her neighbor Ember Haskell, 3, pushes her through leaves while playing with family Thursday at their home in Winslow.

Skowhegan’s Layla Conway tries to take a shot on Messalonskee goalie Nealy Dillon during a game Wednesday in Skowhegan. Michael G. Seamans/Morning Sentinel

Mandy Haiss prepares to mount her horse Sunday, Oct. 9, as Sherry McLafferty, in background, saddles her horse before a trail ride with their friend, Amanda Banister, in West Gardiner. The three set out under clear skies, with temperatures in the mid-50s, to explore several miles of loops in the autumn woods. Andy Molloy/Kennebec Journal

Marie Nault of Litchfield walks below a canopy of fall colors Sunday, Oct. 9, while exploring the Fort Halifax State Historic Site in Winslow. Nault is walking with her husband, daughter and a friend as they set out to visit Maine state parks and collect stamps. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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