LEXINGTON, KY (WAVE) – A mother came to the rescue after a dog lunged at her son.
Lexington police said the little boy was walking with his sisters when the dog came up to them and bit the boy in the face.
Luckily, the children had not made it far from home and their mother was still close enough to jump into action.
The mother fell over the dog and grabbed at its mouth to pull the jaws off of her son's ear.
In the process the mother's hands were bitten, but she was able to stop the pit bull from doing further damage to her son.
The boy was taken to UK Hospital to be treated for injuries to his head and around his ear.