I was reading over my lease agreement and noticed the following clause:
No animals or reptiles of any kind may be kept in or about the leased premises.
I thought it odd that the language seems to single out reptiles as though such creatures were somehow not included under the "animals" umbrella. I did a search of the phrase to see if it is common, and it seems that many lease agreements use this phrase. Why do these documents, which are otherwise quite precise and carefully worded, make such an odd distinction?