Katniss realizes that Rue is pointing to a wasp nest above her and wonders if these are true wasps or if they are one of the Capitol's muttations, a type of wasp called the tracker jacker. Tracker jackers are larger than wasps, have a gold body, leave stings that swell up as big as an orange, chase their victims, and possess venom that causes hallucinations and is so strong that only a few stings can kill a person. Katniss realizes that the nest is her only hope of escape, so she climbs up to the branch from which it hangs and begins sawing the branch free, the blisters on her hands bursting from the friction of the knife. She saws until the anthem ends so that the Careers and Peeta below her won't know what she's up to. The rest of her work will have to be saved until dawn. When she climbs back down to her sleeping bag, she finds her first gift from her
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Peeta Mellark, jacker. Tracker jackers, single tracker jacker