Agreed. But that said, the chopper does get pretty low at times when attacking. It knows to avoid towers, mountains, trees, and any other obstacle while doing its own thing. They developed a whole AI system for this and it works great on the first try.
The only thing they’ve done with animals in the last year is switch from 1 kind of dumb, unrealistic animal to another. There have been no improvements at all. It’s just a different kind of shitty every time they touch the animal AI code. The collision and physics system that should apply to the animals already exists in the game. It’s imposed on players already. Players can’t run through solid objects, can’t insta-climb vertical slopes, etc. Why this can’t be applied to or adapted to animals is beyond me.