When I was pretty new to ARK I was hunting in the swamp with my raptor and pteranodon and I saw this. I thought it was a sarco from a distance but as I approached I realized it was way too small and figured it was a kapro (I would browse dododex when I was bored and look at the dinos, so j knew a good number of them). I set my dinos to passive and decided to tame it but then this mad lad leaps out of the lake and uses me as a chew toy. Luckily, I was in a single player server with high modifiers and low difficulty, so the tranq arrows I fired while he was in midair kicked in and he just went out. Still gave me a heat attack and I named him Bad Dog
For all the noobs out there, if these things kidnap you in the swamp, here’s what to do. Take out your bow/ gun. Pray you have ammo and fire right into its head. This strategy has saved me countless times.
P.S. If you have a strong melee weapon such as a pike or sword on you, that also works.
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.