How to cope with troodon existence:
Step 1: Learn to create rope and tie a noose
Step 2: Learn and build a chair
Step 3: tie said noose to nearby tree branch and place chair underneath
Step 4: wrap the noose around your neck
Step 5: kick the chair beneath your feet
Step 6: Accept the death for it is a better to go then to watch as those glowing eyes mock you as they prance around your unconscious body for days. It never ends for they only kill when they no longer find you amusing.
Step 7: Put down the controller, turn off your console and go outside. Realize why you play this game to begin with.
troodons ai seems to more cosistently attack a mounted player. if you're not mounted it's ai is left to RNG to decide if it will attack at all and has a long cool down. troodons will also try to attack whatever is carrying it and can attack when carried by an Argy. I had the best result when using a tanky argy and several (6) baby yutys (230ish) over roughly 30% maturity, all set to lowest follow, baby dinos flee unless whistled. when the troodon stopped attacking I picked it up and flew over my trap until it attacked again. when I landed I whistle all follow and moved as needed so all of the babies are getting hit. use the move command on a nearby spotif the yutys are blocking your movement. day/night only matters for exp gained and having additional troodons nearby for mate/pack boost did not increase the damage per hit as far as I could tell.
Be aware if you try to breed one of these, they occasionally won't eat the food in their inventory and need to be force fed. I have seen this in the juvy/adolescent stage as well so don't assume they will eat from the trough.