Basically, I have a creature that is larger than an average human, and smaller than a bigger shire horse. So, size is adjustable. The bodyplan is similar to that of a horse, except for a longer neck and a powerful tail for ranged attacks.
This animal was supposed to be fighting humans armed with various firearms, basically anything that is less powerful than a .50 BMG, .50 BMGs can more easily be disabled by magic, so they're not playing.
This animal can only use its natural abilities, aka, no tool-making or calling Sly Marbo for assistance.
- The combat zone is a flat plane.
- The human and the animal are roughly 50 meters from each other.
- The human is holding a firearm, available ammunition is assumed to be irrelevant (i.e: there is enough).
- The human has a hazmat suit, ear protection and body armor (only on the torso, though).
- Both the human and the animal catch each other by surprise.
- There is some cover, they both start at least five meters from the nearest cover to them.
- The animal wins if its able to neutralize the human, and the human wins if he's able to seriously injure the creature. (a gunshot near a vital area is enough).
These creatures, while biological, were designed by a great intelligence, so you're allowed to use anything a living creature theoretically could.
These creatures were designed to be able to handle a firefight and weren't designed soley for it.
What adaptation would be the most effective for these creatures to be able to defeat the human most of the time?