This is the face of the naked homeless man who was gunned down by a Miami cop while eating the face of another nude man.

Rudy Eugene, 31, appears smug and defiant in an old police mug shot shown on a TV news station last night.

The real-life Hannibal Lecter was shot to death Saturday in one of Florida's most bizarre crimes.

His victim, an unidentified homeless man, was clinging to life at a Miami hospital Monday.

His face was reported to be barely identifiable as that of a human.

Eugene, who was growling like an animal as he swallowed pieces of flesh, had to be shot at least six times before he died.

The initial rounds that hit him had little effect, as the cannibal kept chomping on the man's ears, nose and cheeks — and even tried to gouge out his eyeballs.

What prompted the hideous attack — and what kind of drugs, if any, Eugene was on — remained a mystery Monday.

Cops said it might be a case that involved a new type of synthetic stimulant called "bath salts" or "plant food," which can cause users to become paranoid and aggressive.

Former New Yorker Larry Vega, a recent transplant to Miami who witnessed the mauling, said he was thinking of moving his family out of Florida.

"I lived my whole life in New York and never experienced something this crazy," he told WPLG TV in Miami.

Vega was riding his bike on a highway overpass Saturday when he saw two men below him. Both were naked and both were covered with blood.

"The guy — he was like a zombie, blood dripping; it was intense," Vega told reporters in Florida.

"The closest thing I've seen to it? 'The Walking Dead,' " he said, referring to AMC's gruesome zombie show.

"I never thought I would see someone eating someone. It was really, really horrific."