Whats a nice computer scientist doing living the pioneer lifestyle in Cape York?
CAITRIONA MURTAGH finds out more about the many lives of Linda Rowe They nicknamed the big saltie Wenlock. Wenlock croc. For the Cape York river-mouth where he took a bullet, baring his fangs at a barra fisherman’s son.Eighteen-foot-six in the old money, hide like grey-green armour and 100 years old if he was day, Wenlock was an awe-inspiring sight even in death.More impressive still, over his massive body stands a young woman in a blue and red bikini, curls buffeted by the wind and toting a .303 rifle.Her name is Linda Rowe.More than 20 years after posing with Wenlock, Ms Rowe remembers: “He was looking for an easy feed and got a bullet instead.”Today the pair, snapped together in 1986, pique the curiosity of travellers browsing the souvenir-laden shelves of her aptly titled Cooktown Croc Shop.Their picture graces the front cover of Ms Rowe’s true-life story, Paradise Found: A Cape York Adventure.And, she reveals, there is more than one twist in the crocodile’s tale. It was the young