Mom Bites Off Dog's Ear to Save Kid

Texas woman fends off pit bull
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 24, 2014 9:09 AM CDT
Mom Bites Off Dog's Ear to Save Kid
Chelsi Camp, far right, fought off a dog to save daughter Kenzi.   (League City Police Department)

When a pit bull began attacking her 2-year-old daughter, Chelsi Camp fought fire with fire. The Texas woman bit the dog's ear off in a desperate attempt to save her kid—and it worked, reports KHOU-TV. She also shoved her fist in the dog's mouth and somehow managed to call 911 in the frenzy. An arriving officer shot the dog, which was later euthanized. Camp, who was dog-sitting the normally friendly animal for a friend, is recuperating from lacerations on her arms but can once again hold daughter Kenzi, who still has scars on her face from the attack. As the Daily News puts it, "Mike Tyson has got nothing on this heroic mom." (More uplifting news stories.)

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