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Mom bites off dog’s ear to save 2-year-old daughter in attack

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Apr 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-23 12:47:16-04

ALVIN, Texas -- A Texas woman used a dog's own tactics against it to save her young daughter during a brutal attack.

Chelsi Camp told CNN she was dog-sitting a friend's pit bull toward the end of March when the dog attacked her 2-year-old daughter Kenzi.

"The dog came up and he was just curious and when he smelled her that's when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her," Camp said.

When the pit bull began to attack little Kenzi, Camp had no choice but to fight back.

"I only know to fight so how else do you get somebody to stop I mean I would do the same thing with a human being," Camp said.

Camp shoved her fist into the pit bull's mouth and bit off the dog's ear, all while telling Kenzi to turn over so she didn't choke on blood.

The attack left Kenzi with stitches and scars on her face. She also has to stay out of direct sunlight for a year.

"She's a strong little girl and a fighter and she's meant to be here," Camp said.

Camp had bite marks on her arms. It took a while, but she now has full use of them again.

"I can actually hold her again. I couldn't hold her for the first week. That was the hardest part," Camp said.

The pit bull was euthanized.