Retired employee Sudhakar Rao is taking everyone by surprise, by catching snakes. Rao, who retired as a Telugu lecturer, hails from Pallaprolu village of Buchireddypalem mandal in Nellore district. He developed the habit of making friendship with snakes as he grew up in villages. Sudhakar used to catch snakes in farm fields and on either side of the roads while he was going to school and colleges. Till date, he caught thousands of snakes and left them in the forests. Even, Rao had conducted hundreds of awareness programmes on snakes in educational institutions.