Of course not all the bugs are in the air. Fish do a fine job of eating aquatic insects…and then the fishermen do a fine job of eating the fish. If the snakes don’t get them first, and unfortunately those snakes are just as misunderstood as the bats.
Garter Snakes frequent water, gorging on fish, frogs and other amphibians. But when on land, they will eat many things, including mice and slugs. Definitely a garden friend!