So the whole “beaches are safe” thing really doesn’t apply to The Center. These birds spawn in droves along the shoreline, at least on Tropical Island South. There are other odd spawns along this particular coast as well, including Equus, which is a tad strange.
The first time I ran into the Terror Birds, I was quickly eaten. I came back and killed all but one, which I bola’d and tamed. YEEHAW CHICKEN COWBOY
Not only did one kill my me and Parasaur mount (we never stood a chance), my computer froze trying to respawn. This is the first time Ark has crashed my computer. I’m convinced the Terror Bird did this. They are learning how to terrorize us outside the game. AVOID AT ALL COSTS BEFORE THEY ESCAPE THE MATRIX!
These guys are fast as fuk and will catch up to you. On places like scorched and in the red woods be prepared to encounter HUNDREDS OF THESE. They'll easily swarm you if you try to run away and you'll die if you run on foot. Like on the giga page "If you encounter one of these with a friend, Bola your friend and run"
If in the redwood biome run to one of the small streams they glitch and don't register as water for you but it does for the terror bird so you can go prone in those streams and the terror bird will lose agro works for carno to.
I HATE THESE THINGS I WAS HUNTING THEM FOR A PURSUIT AND ONE RAPTOR JUMPED AT ME AND WHILST THAT THOSE THINGS KILLED MY BEST FLYER AND FINISHED ME OFF. I spawned back at my base and never managed to get all my gear back 😭 (RIP Sari. My forever best friend and flyer)