When we started playing on a dedicated server it was our first intro to them. So we had no idea they where randomly aggressive and sneak thieves. We felt like idiots when they first attacked and it was 3 vs 3. The first thing I remember going was full stacks of food. Which they ate!?! I'm sitting there trying to equip a gun. Just as it finished the animation the bird took my rifle from my hands. Thank god they don't eat some things but here's a tip, they do eat tranq darts. WTF? The next thing that gets stolen from a tribesmate was a full stack of bio toxin. Yea the stuff that you use as a narcotic in taming. How does a tiny bird eat that and not pass out or even die? We did finally put them down and pick most our stuff off the ground but it's still ridiculous that they can eat narcotic, bio toxin, and tranq darts without falling asleep or dying.
Went with tribe mate to tame our first high level Trike on the beach. New to ark at the time, we were using crossbows and arrows. Got the Trike, knocked it out, and started berry taming it. Then the bird came. Stole our narco berries, arrows, and Mejo berries. I ran to pick more berries while I tasked my tribe mate with building a shelter around the tame, which was on a slight hill. As I’m picking berries, the bird is eating them out of my inventory. I return to find the bird plagueing my tribe mate so he had built walls and ceilings that (thanks to the hill) didn’t align. So he kept building and building layer after misaligned layer, but the bird kept coming through it all. It looked like “modern art”, with layers like an onion. The bird kept attacking, us the tame, and the structure. We were yelling and running to get more berries, materials, and tranks all while under attack. When tamed, we had to slowly break the trike out of the bunker layer at a time. LOL.