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