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In many leases there is a clause known as a Mother Hubbard clause which states that any property adjacent to property described on the lease is automatically included in the lease.

In Oil and Gas leases the Mother Hubbard clause usually found in the Granting clause, provides that the grant will cover other lands owned or claimed by the lessor in the area, even if they are not specifically described.

In Texas it protects the lessee against inaccuracies in a legal description caused by incorrect surveys, careless location of fences, or other such mistakes, but does not act to convey large tracts of land the parties have not chosen to grant in the lease.

It is also known as an anaconda clause or dragnet clause, however Mother Hubbard clause is the most commonly used phrase.