Family of Ducklings Saved With Butter

The staff at the RSPCA loosened melted tar from five ducklings' feathers with butter.
The staff at the RSPCA loosened melted tar from five ducklings' feathers with butter.

A family of five ducklings waddled into trouble in England last week. During record-breaking heat, they got covered in tar while crossing a melting road. Passersby found them stuck to the road and took them to a nearby RSPCA wildlife center for help. The staff knew exactly what would loosen the tar on the ducklings’ feathers: butter. “Butter is an old fashioned remedy for removing tar and it really works,” said manager Alison Charles. “Following this process with a warm washing-up liquid bath is really effective. The ducklings are eating, drinking and chirping away in our orphans room quite happily today.” — Read it from the U.K.’s RSPCA

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