Having a pack of Dilos is a good way to combat one early on: they can slow it down with their spit attack, they can be generally hard for it to consistently hit, and carnos focus more on dinos than humans so if you get ambushed chances are it might change focus to your dilos. It can be possible to kill a carno with just 2 dilos if they can take a hit and you provide cover fire with any ranged option.
Large bear traps are the most under used thing in the game. Get like 7 or 8 of the large variety and when you see a carno put one down between you and it, agro it, shoot transfer and rinse and repeat till he's down.
When you encounter a wild Carnotaurus in or near a forest, walk towards him, so that he is between you and the trees. He will go away from you to attack you with his charge run attack. By doing so he has a high chance of getting stuck between the trees. Now you can knock him out savely. But remember to chop down the trees when he is knocked out, because when he is tamed he will start running and bugging when the trees are still there.
A Very under rated tame. High lvl Carno with a decent rider is capable of huge destruction. My Carno Hugo can take 3 theri and multiple troodons at once and not even bat an eye. Hes even took low lvl rex. A must have early game and even mid/end game is still a reliable mount.
I'm taming one right now actually they are very easy to tame even at lv 50 just use a platform higher than they and you should be good lol I use my neighbors boat XD it takes along time to tame but worth it you need meat to tame at least or get special items for after tame
I had seen them around and always been careful around them before (pretty hard to miss and easy to avoid), but my first actual fight with one actually happened inside the base of a tribe I just joined. It spawned INSIDE THE BASE.
I let it chase me into a room and locked the door behind me, only to realise that it was the same room as the tribe fabricator.
It set a bad first impression on the tribe leader and I got kicked out later on for other reasons, but yeah. Don't build your base too big or these guys could spawn in while you're at the smithy and wreck everything inside.
Since they cannot damage stone, it is best to make a taming pen made of stone. A dino gateway with stone doorways and walls on top of those makes for a quick in and out dino taming experience. Safely knock out and tame the carno this way.
Since one of the latest updates it is so easy to knock one of these out. Just shoot the thing with a few arrows and it should become uncoscious. After that give it a Bit of raw meat or prime meat and wait. Done.
If you are near a beach or river make ur raft into a Dino pen with stone walls and make it follow u into it then shut the doors and shoot darts through a window or door.... a lot easier than trying to get it trapped
Eh, what do you do when servers are packed with turd burglar alphas.. you spend 4hr taming a male carno lvl90 with raw meat... and just as it finishes... those turd burglars come eat it up.. the right boulder helps with any knock out... just make sure the place you tame it is OK to keep. :o