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This is an example of the literary conflict Man vs. Nature (also called Individual vs. Nature or Person vs. Nature) in which the protagonist must overcome a natural element (weather or animals) to meet his goal.
MAN VS. NATURE The hero must overcome a force of nature to meet his goal.
I'm going to defeat the _______ that's been terrorizing my town!
I know it's somewhere in these dark woods...
Nature can be a force of nature (like a storm, earthquake, or difficult climate) OR an animal from nature.
You leave my town alone, beast!
In literature, the hero sometimes meets his goal, but sometimes is defeated.