Ah. Spoke too soon.
Best not to face these creatures just yet, you're significantly underleveled. Engaging any of the enemies your planet has thrown at you this early on is as good as a death sentence, you've found.
You could maybe see the possibility of doing some damage at this juncture, if you ROUNDED UP ALL YOUR FELLOW PLAYERS and WORKED TOGETHER to take one down... a task you would rather DIE than bring to fruition in the typical manner this accursed hovel asks of you.