CLOSED: Spider from the Puget Sound area

Bothell, WA

Have found many of these in and around my home in the Puget Sound area, anyone identify?

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Sinks Grove, WV

This is a ground spider (family Gnaphosidae) , likely a fat female parson spider (Herpyllus ecclesiasticus) - see http://tinyurl.com/qeo7f for an example. They are harmless to humans.

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