Finger loops and wild animals....bad result. Knew one guy who was trying to learn to rope steers and got a dally around his thumb. Should have been learning on baby calves but he was rich, not smart. Instant amputation. Also, a couple of guys who couldn't dump a 550 lb. leader on a raging Blue. In a case like that you are lucky to only lose a few finger tips.
If you are going to be a man who goes up against nature, sometimes nature wins.