Charles Foster
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Oxford author publishes book about living as a wild animal

An Oxford author has written a book cataloguing his experience of living life as five wild animals.

Charles Foster has worked as a vet, a lawyer and is now an Oxford academic.

His book Being a Beast describes his trials of life as a fox and otter, as well as how he lived underground and ate worms to understand the world of badgers.

He said: "Go out into the woods and drop to your normal foot level and you will see a completely different, and very exhilarating, world."

Brennan Nicholls reports.

  • 02 Feb 2016