This seems to be unreasonably hard.
I tracked some iron, but as I traveled to the site, I was attacked. First, that "XenoZapper" didn't appear to have any effect on the critter. After four or five hits, I was prompted to respawn, which I did. On the radar I can see the point I died, but when I get there, the same critter attacks me. Nothing I can do will stop it, and I eventually die again. Rinse, repeat.
This is highly frustrating for me and does not encourage me to continue playing. Is there a way to resolve this problem I am having?