I don't know who gets their items back but I've never gotten a single item back from one. Put mejo's in your last slot and let them steal. Use taming pen in PvP. In PvE run to follow it and pray you don't get eaten by a bigger dino while taming.
literally bought console ark after playing mobile ark for ages, this little sh it came and robbed me of my tranq arrows, then, had the audacity to come and tame itself on me after taking my 20 mejoberries, didn’t want this pet but I took it home, died 20 seconds later to a bird that picked it up and ate it, still don’t know why or how but I also don’t care