He is the one who guided Tintin up the Coliflor River so he could find the Arumbayas. He initially discourages Tintin and stated that the Arumbayas did not like strangers. He was eventually persuaded by Tintin after purchasing him a new canoe. After nightfall he deserted Tintin, because of fear of the Arumbayas, after just one day of travel. He is only featured in The Broken Ear.
He is assumed a good guide since he was stated to be the only one capable of bringing Tintin to the Arumbayas.