I find it's easiest to use a slingshot to knock these out. It's safer than punching them and it only takes a few shots to the head. If you're good at dodging the spit, you can knock out and tame a whole pack in minutes.
If you are new to ARK then you should kill dodos for meat and although it will be hard for new players find some of these guys and knock them out feed them the meat from the dodos then tame them and use them while hunting cause there good for killing smaller creatures.
Tamed 4 in 10 minutes. 5 minutes later killed 3 Titan boas. These are a must have for beginners just tame loads and kill things like Titan boas and get great loot early in game. Must level health though it is terrible. Hope this helps.
Alright these nasty guys are really good for hunting but are a bit slow.the best way to knock them out is if you come at them head on and just bombard them with fists and or clubs trust me it works. They’ll be knocked out in seconds. Hi once you’ve done that you can then feed them 4x raw meat and you’re done.