A Texas woman grabbed a knife and stabbed a neighbor's loose PIT BULL as it bit her son during a vicious attack in their backyard.
The dog, which later died from its injuries, had bitten through a gate before ambushing Elizabeth Kilgore and her son Cody late Wednesday afternoon.
Cody was left with with a bloody gash on his thigh after the pit bull locked its teeth on him during the attack as he tried to save his mom.
He also suffered injuries to his foot, according to WFAA.
'Physically, I'm in a lot of pain,' Cody told the station following the attack as he showed a bleeding bruise on his leg. 'I'm in a lot of pain.'
Elizabeth said after the loose dog bit through the gate, it first jumped on her, causing her to scream for help, which was when Cody came running outside.
As the terrifying and chaotic ordeal unfolded, the pit bull then started attacking Cody, who yelled for someone to stab and kill the dog.
'It was not going down without a fight,' Cody recounted of the aggressive dog.
A frightened Elizabeth, who said the pit bull was 'trying to get Cody's neck' grabbed a knife and stabbed the dog before it ran off injured into the neighborhood.
"He was hurting my kid," Elizabeth told WFAA. "I didn't know what to do."
While the pit bull was on the run, police told a nearby school, Kleberg Elementary, to remain inside until they were able to contain the dog.
The dog was found roaming the area a few blocks away and was taken to Dallas Animal Services who confirmed it had died after succumbing to its stabbing injuries.
Police are putting the owners of the pit bull that attacked the mother and son on notice about the bite.