ALVIN, Texas (WTVR) - A Texas mother let her animal instincts take over when a dog attacked her two-year-old daughter. "You do whatever you can," mother Chelsi Camp told KHOU.com. "I don't have physical strength at my side."
The attacked happened in March at the family's apartment. The family agreed to watch a friend's pit bull. The dog seemed nice, Camp said, until he smelled two-year-old Kenzi.
"When he smelled her, that's when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her," Camp said.
When the dog started to attack the child, Camp fought back. In addition to biting off the dog's ear, Camp shoved her fist down its throat. While she fought off the dog, Camp told Kenzi to roll over so the child did not choke on blood.
"I only know to fight so how else do you get somebody to stop," Camp explained. "I mean I would do the same thing with a human being."
Camp was able to call 911. An officer arrived and shot the dog. The animal was later euthanized.
Several weeks after the attack, both mother and child have nearly made a full recovery.
"I can actually hold her again. I couldn't hold her for the first week that was the hardest part," Camp said. "She's a strong little girl and a fighter. She's meant to be here."