What is it supposed to be on the show?
Where is it supposed to be on the show?
in Florida, possibly the Everglades.
When did we see it on the show?
A. In Episode
1, of Season 6, "Those Kinds of Things".
In a short
scene, we see Professor Gellar and his disciple, Travis Marshall, making
their way through a swamp at night. They are in a small boat, and
are using a flashlight to light their way.
appears to be searching for something, and then he spots what he wants: a
large, pregnant water snake - of a kind that gives live birth (rather
than laying eggs).
Travis uses a pole to catch it. We can see the live young moving inside of the black snake.
Gellar says that he only needs seven of the offspring.
What is it actually in real life?
Where can I find it in real life?
A. This scene was shot at El Dorado Park, in Long Beach, a location the show has used fairly often in the past.
Since it's a night shot, and you can't see much, the exact location is hard to pinpoint.
But this scene appears to have been shot on the west side of the upper (northern) lake, north of Wardlow Road.
(My hunch would somewhere near the
same narrow, reedy area near the north end neck of the lake, near a
small bridge, where they filmed part of Lumen's attempted escape last
In the previous (5th) season, they shot those scenes of Dexter chasing Lumen in the same general area, next to the lake, as well as the scenes of Dexter's failed attempt to capture Boyd Fowler.
In the 1st season, they shot the scene where Dexter stalked the young killer named Jeremy, at Flamingo Park.
And it's not far from another part of the park, where (in the 4th season) they filmed the scenes of Dexter's accident, and of Dexter capturing Trinity.
To visit this lake, you'll have exert a little effort, and it can be tricky for newcomers.
The park's official
address is 7550 E. Spring Street, and to reach this part of the large park, you have to enter the park through an entrance on the north
side of Spring Street (they charge you $5 just to get in).
But then, once inside the park, head north, navigating a maze
of park roads, past other lakes, then through an underpass (that goes below
Wardlow Road), before finally emerging on the north side of Wardlow.
After you emerge
from that underpass, make a right and head east, then turn left and head north a short distance and you'll
find the parking lot on the west side of the lake.
To make it easier
for you to find the lake, if you want to visit the park, I've included
a map with the driving route inside the
park marked in red. Click here to see it.
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've
usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes,
using clues from the various scenes. By the 6th season, though,
I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an
eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know
in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, my own personal reconnaissance around town, and a
few new resources I discovered, by the time the first episode aired, I
already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only
needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Ellen, Susan, Joel, Julie, Geoff,Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
who lives next to El Dorado Park, let me know when they were filming
here. And she reported that they were setting up by the upper
lake, near Lumen's cabin. (Thanks, Kerry!)
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