It's a mom eat dog world out there.
At least that's the casefor one woman in Alvin, Texas, who bit a dog's ear off to defend her 2-year-old daughter who was being attacked by a pit bull.
"She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see," said Chelsi Camp of her daughter, Mackenzi Plass, who is home healing from the incident last month which left scars on her face.
"You do whatever you can," Camp told KHOU 11 News. "I don't have physical strength at my side."
Camp was pet sitting a friend's pit bull who always seemed friendly until it unsuspectingly attacked Mackenzi.
"The dog came up and he was just curious," Camp said. "When he smelled her, that's when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her."
Camp said she said was forced to defend her daughter. She shoved her fist into the dog's mouth and bit its ear off while telling her daughter to turn over so she didn't choke on blood. Camp said she would have done the same thing if a person had attacked Mackenzi.
After Camp called 911, an officer showed up at the scene and shot the dog but didn't kill it. The dog was later euthanized.
Meanwhile, Mackenzi has been told to stay out of direct sunlight for a year during the healing process.
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