I have heard some pretty strange news stories in my lifetime...but I have to say this one takes the cake!

Rudy Eugene, 31, was believed to have been high on a new potent form of LSD when he savagely attacked another homeless man while naked, ripping pieces of his skin off with his teeth.

The victim, who was also naked, is fighting for life in intensive care suffering from severe facial injuries as his attacker bit his eyes and chewed off his nose.

Up to 80 per cent of the victim’s face was affected, with the Miami hospital describing his injuries as “some of the worst staff had ever encountered”.

Police had initially responded to reports of two naked men fighting on the city's MacArthur Causeway bikepath.

At the time of the attack on Saturday afternoon the area was packed with people going to the city's annual Memorial Day hip-hop festival.

The fight happened at an exit close to the Miami Herald newspaper offices, and some of the incident was caught on their CCTV cameras.

A surveillance video camera showed images of the men's naked legs lying side by side after the shooting.