First time playing ark and I do what I normally do in a new game and that is testing my limits. I tested my newly crafted spears on weak small dinos and I see this guy standing on the beach in front of me. Feeling confident in myself I charged at the animal full force... and then it stuck it's middle finger at me and attacked. I was knocked out five times in a row and felt helpless. Within a split second upon waking up I sprinted into the water, got bitten by three Piranhas, chased by a shark and then finally on land I arrived home locking the door behind me.
Moral of the story Ark will punish you for being an a**hole.