(CNN) — A two-year-old can make the case that her mom is a real superhero! The Texas mother took on a dog to save her daughter and won!
Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, is covered with scratches and bite marks — but she survived a dog attack, thanks to her mom.
“She’s great. You wouldn’t know it if you couldn’t see. If you were a blind man you wouldn’t know anything was wrong,” Kenzi’s mom, Chelsi Camp said.
What Kenzi’s mom did right that day was let her own animal instincts kick in and fight back.
“You do whatever you can and I don’t have physical strength at my side,” Camp said.
It was the end of March. Camp was dog-sitting a friend’s dog, who was friendly until he met 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.
The dog attacked the little girl, so Camp was forced to fight — shoving her fist into the dog’s mouth and even biting off its ear — all while telling her daughter to turn over, so she didn’t choke on blood.
“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 has bite marks up her arms. It took awhile, 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.
So mom’s back to work — and with a little extra protection from the sun, Kenzi is back to playing and having fun.
“She’s a strong little girl and a fighter and she’s meant to be here,” Camp said.
The dog in this case has been euthanized.