This thing is easy to kill when its alone. I didnt come close to dying I only wore hide armor and it was right after I knocked out a raptor. But I was using a powerful weapon. If one comes at you use your mouse powerful weapon depending on what level you are.
Tamed one yesterday ,not too much effort ,just shoot them with tranq arrows ,trapping them is easy you dont need fancy dino gates etc , a rock with a narrow passage does just fine , no special foods needed , raw meat and a bit of narcotics goes a long way for a successful tame
So back when i was a new ark player i tamed 8 raptors just for defense, later on i spotted an alpha carno walking down the beach towards my base, and not wanting my newly tamed sarco, and trike to die, I did something any normal person with 8 raptors would do. Me and the pack and charged into battle, lets just say i lost all but one, Silver. Shes still alive today and happy, And we did kill the alpha carno.
Carnos have a “blind spot” where they have trouble hitting you. If you get under their chest, then they have trouble attacking. Sometimes they’ll put you in their blind spot on their own and just stop attacking. I’m on mobile btw, so idk if it’s the same on console/PC