A Belgian farmer unintentionally shifted the boundary between Belgium and France by 7 1/2 feet by moving a 330-pound stone out of his tractor’s way.
Mayor David Lavaux, of Erquelinnes, said historians walking the area in which stones had been placed to mark the border between Belgium and France under the 1820 Treaty of Kortrijk noticed one of the stones had been moved into Bousignies-sur-Roc, France.
According to Lavaux, a nearby farmer pushed the 330-pound stone out of the way of his tractor and did not restore it to its original position.
“Belgium and our municipality are enlarged; the French don’t agree, obviously. Gonna have to put things back in place,” Lavaux wrote in a Facebook post.
Lavaux stated that if the farmer restores the stone to its original location, he would face no legal repercussions.
“I was happy, my town was bigger,” Lavaux joked to French TV station TF1. “But the mayor of Bousignies-sur-Roc didn’t agree.”