Rooba would buy rabbits, but not squirrels. She butchered a deer for Gale Hawthorne and Katniss Everdeen, leaving Katniss with enough money to buy Lady as a birthday gift for her sister, Prim. Rooba did not barter, but instead only gave one fair price that citizens could either take or leave.
Rooba is said to be a short, stocky woman and appears bony and old, yet tough and strong.
- The Hunger Games, Chapter 4
- The Hunger Games, Chapter 20