If you're on Scorched Earth riding a wolf, these guys are your worst nightmare. One took me off of my mount and ricoched to the top limit barrier of the map. Punched it to death falling and landed in a puddle to survive.
Try not to let it get close because it can jump quickly and far. Try to run uphill so that when they leap they won’t travel very far. Also their bite drains your stamina so try to avoid them at all costs.
This guy is my favourite so far, right from when I first meet him, I was a noob and wandered close to a swamp well he came flying at me missed and disappeared behind me, I'm like what the neck was that, climbed a big arse rock asap and looked around, bugger came bounding back towards me and leapt straight up that rock like it was a mole hill.
Tamed the bugger and took him hunting, came across my first raptor and shat myself thinking oh rap I am screwed, nope Kappa flys over my head, collects the raptor and pile drives it into the ground several meters away, hilarious. Always fun times with Kappa around.