Bring a friend, even if you bola it, if it's got you in its jaw, you're dead. Kill something near by and use it as a distraction to bola it before it leaps for you. Darts drop it fast. I would advice, if you don't have them, get them!
So I kinda wanted to tame one so I went to grab one with my argy…
He grabbed me off the argys back fell into the water with him I pulled out my sword and killed him then all the STUIPED TORPOR DEALING SNAKES CAME AT ME I made it out alive but I almost drowned while I was knocked out I made it to my nearest outpost from there I grabbed my pteranodon and flew to whistle my argy and flew home
PS: it is useful to have outposts where you can retreat also the outposts should have a flyer and supplies. I have 1 in redwoods 2 next to diff parts of swamp and some others through the map