In this corner, we have representing the snake genus Thamnophis, the garter snake:
Representing the other side is Anaxyrus americanus, the American toad:
The element of surprise can be fatal:
Weighing up the risk, should I, could I?
Alas, the snake retreats and the toad has no idea how he narrowly escaped death. I suppose the snake decided that the toad was more than he needed and the toad is none the wiser. For he has no idea that he lives to see another day.