Following the trapping of a five-and-half feet cobra, Snake Shyam has achieved the distinction of catching 27,000 snakes till now.

Staff of Sumukha Independent PU College in Hebbal, who noticed the cobra caught inside a 70 ft. water pipe in the college premises on Friday, informed Shyam. On reaching the spot, Snkae Shyam poured about 30 litres of water inside the pipe and caught the snake which slithered outside.

Speaking to SOM, he said he started catching snakes in 1980. He started keeping count of the number of snakes he had caught since 1997 after a well-wisher advised him to do it. Following today's catch, my count has reached 27,000, he said expressing his happiness.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore