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Why did Katniss lie to Peeta about how she got the goat for Prim?
She still does not trust Peeta to know the whole truth.
She is worried the authorities will take the goat away from Prim in retaliation.
She is trying to protect those in District 12 who look the other way when she hunts illegally.
She is sending a secret message that only Gale will understand.
She is trying to appear more likable to the Capitol audience.