One of Burtt’s functions included guarding the survey team’s plastent quarters at night while they slept. Burtt was one of the first to discover that members of a small, indigenous species known as Hoojibs were stealing energy reserves from the team’s weaponry.
That same evening, an alien creature known as a Slivilith attacked the base camp. The Slivilith grabbed Burtt about the waist with its tail, and Chewbacca the Wookiee had to wrestle him from the creature’s grasp. The Slivilith was soon killed, and Burtt returned to the base camp with the others.