A farmer in Belgium has caused a stir after unwittingly redrawing the country’s border with France.

The BBC reports that a local history enthusiast was walking in the forest when he noticed the stone marking the boundary between the two countries had moved by approximately 2m.

The Belgian farmer, apparently annoyed by the stone in his tractor’s path, had moved it inside French territory.

Local authorities plan to contact the farmer to ask him to return the stone to its original location.

The Dealer suspects the same tactic has been tried closer to home, by farmers near Belturbet and Ballyconnell, eyeing up prime Fermanagh paddocks.