While Sasuke was resting, Karin sensed Team 7 and Team 8 approaching their location. Knowing that they have been discovered, Hebe begins to move. To throw the Leaf ninja off the trail, Jugo rips one of Sasuke’s shirts into shreds and gives them to a flock of birds in order to make chasing after Sasuke by scent useless. When the Leaf ninja notice this, Naruto creates a group of shadow clones to follow each of Sasuke’s footsteps. One of the clones runs into Itachi, who offers to talk.