A mother’s protective instincts are a force of nature to be reckoned with.
A Texas mom fending off a dog mauling her 2-year-old daughter bit off the animal’s ear in a life-or-death scrap, reports KHOU in Houston, Texas.
Chelsi Camp told the TV station she was dogsitting a friend’s pit bull in late March when the animal sniffed her daughter and suddenly attacked, biting the child’s face.
Camp said she didn’t know what else to do but fight.
“How else do you get somebody to stop?” she said. “I mean I would do the same thing with a human being.”
Camp “shoved her fist into the dog’s mouth and even bit its ear off all while telling her daughter to turn over so she didn’t choke on blood,” writes KHOU.
The young mother managed to call police, who shot the dog which was eventually euthanized.
The little girl, Mackenzi Plass, survived, but has scars on her face from the dog bites. She has to stay out of the sun for a year and will have sutures removed this week.
Camp temporarily lost the use of her arms after the battle, but can now hold her daughter.
“She’s a strong little girl and a fighter,” Camp said of her daughter, who sounds a lot like her mother.
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