So far as relates to chattels (other than treasure1, waifs2 and estrays3) found on private property, the possession of land carries with it, in general, possession of everything which is attached to or under that land and, in the absence of a better title elsewhere, the right to possess it4. Consequently, if a chattel is found on land by some person other than the owner of the land, that owner, though previously unaware of its existence, and not the finder is, except as against the owner of the chattel, entitled to it5.
The difficulty arises where the chattel is lying
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