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Spider identification please?

Los Angeles, CA

Is this spider dangerous?

Thumbnail by Dovster
Minot, ND

In California, the only spider of any medical concern having this general appearance is the brown widow, and I cannot tell for certain from your image if your specimen is that species. See http://cisr.ucr.edu/brown_widow_spider.html and http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/02/science/la-sci-sn-brown-widow-spider-california-20120702

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