Peridot now knows how it's like to be Wil. E. Coyote! I could almost picture her ordering traps from ACME to try and catch the Monster, or holding up a sign saying HELP when she falls off the cliff.
BTW, the day before I saw this episode, I watched this Gmod TF2 Collab called "Catch That Scout," about a Spy trying to catch a Scout in a desert in similar ways, and epically failing each time, only surviving through means of a Dead Ringer.
I kinda get where Steven is coming from; if you approach a beast in hostility it will run or be violent.
If you approach it stealthily, you are more of a hunter.
But Steven sounded very preachy when he was saying that, almost like "You're a horrible person for trying to hurt this gem" rather than "you're going about this the wrong way!"
"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive." ~CS Lewis