This is the sixth post in a series that explores cases around the world in which a knife is used to save someone’s life or prevent serious injury.
Earlier this month, she was outside her home with her 2-year-old daughter getting a grill ready when all of a sudden two pit bulls skulked into her backyard.
According to an interview, Davis’ daughter shouted “mommy” and when she turned around the two pit bulls were making a move toward her.
Davis instantly picked up her little girl and tossed her on the hood of the car so the pit bulls couldn’t reach.
That’s when the dogs turned on her. Luckily, Davis’ English bulldog came running to her side and the three dogs began viciously fighting one another, so Davis sprung into action.
The best thing within reach was a giant kitchen knife (pictured above). While the dogs were still fighting, she repeatedly stabbed the pit bulls with the knife until one died and the other ran away.
For Chanda Davis, it was a scarring act to stab a dog to death, but her quick thinking to get a knife no doubt saved herself and her daughter from receiving injuries. As for the heroic bulldog that valiantly fought the dogs off until Davis could get a knife, she suffered significant injuries but was expected to make a recovery.
It’s hard to say what would have happened had Davis not had a knife handy. Perhaps she would have got her gun, which potentially would have led to a scarier and more dangerous situation with bullets flying. Maybe the pit bulls would have killed the dog and went for Davis and her daughter next.
Regardless of what-ifs, Chanda Davis was able to prevent a potentially deadly and harmful situation with two vicious pit bulls thanks to the use of a knife.