Carry a shotgun. The Redwood isn’t so bad with a pump-action (And yes, you can shoot these guys in the face while they have you “pinned”). You can spot them standing sideways high up in the big redwood trees during daylight. Just don’t panic when they jump on you.
The redwoods are now basically a no fly zone, I lost a quetz, and a pter to these b******s. They jump out of the tree, rip you off your mount, and then pin you and your mastercraft armor to the ground and murder you.
DON’T FLY THROUGH THE REDWOODS is not a a joke. I was a fool and thought: ‘hey, if I look around for them I can fly through the forest on my argentavis without getting ambushed by a thyla, right?’. Wrong. You can’t see the kinkajou bears coming, my friend. You’re feeling like master of the forest until a furry torpedo yeets you off your mount at Mach Jesus. I speak from experience. I’ve been made into a piece of bacon by these guys on more than one occasion. Just use a rex.
They will jump on you and murder you even if you're on a fricking wyvern. You are not safe from them no matter what animal you have. Just accept your slow and tender death. I learned it the hard way lmao. Scared the fckng hell out of me
Wanna find one? Simply mind your own business flying through the redwoods and they'll find you! Just make sure you can take some fall damage and that your tame is set to passive so it doesnt kill the thyla. (I know this seems like a joke but this is legit the only way I know how to find them.)