Face-Eating Victim Awake
Ronald Poppo walking in hospital
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 12, 2012 2:00 PM CDT
This undated booking mug made available by the Miami-Dade Police Dept. shows Ronald Poppo.   (AP Photo/Miami-Dade Police Dept., File)

(Newser) – Ronald Poppo has lost his nose, his eyes are bandaged over, and he has scabs across most of his face—but he's "awake and alert," doctors say. A photo shown to reporters portrays Rudy Eugene's face-eating victim walking in the hospital with the staff's support, according to the AP. Poppo—the long-lost father of a New York woman—has been in the Miami hospital since the gruesome attack on May 26. Gawker has a photo of his bandaged face, but be warned, it's grisly.