Photos: Hotel 'art'

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  1. Crime scene?

    Bert Kreischer, host of the Travel Channel's "Bert the Conqueror" television show, has made a habit of leaving "creepy" art behind when he checks out of a hotel room. (Bert Kreischer / Courtesy of Travel Channel) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Torso in fridge

    For one of his pranks, Kreischer stuffed a shirt and put it in the hotel refrigerator. Kreischer has posted photos of his creations on Twitter, asking his followers for caption suggestions. (Bert Kreischer / Courtesy of Travel Channel) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Creepy creation

    Kreischer tells the Australian website news.com.au that his goal is to leave each room in a "semi-disturbing manner." Here, he used some items in his suitcase to make it look like a body was stuffed under a bed. (Bert Kreischer / Courtesy of Travel Channel) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Toilet snake

    Kreischer calls this creation "Toilet Fang," fashioned to look like a snake with fangs dripping with fake blood. (Bert Kreischer / Courtesy of Travel Channel) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Where'd he go?

    Here Kreischer tied a sheet to a chair and hung it out the window. "I am long gone by the time anyone from the hotel sees my 'art,' but I always leave a generous tip and never destroy anything or create anything that would be a hassle to put back together in a matter of seconds," he says. (Bert Kreischer / Courtesy of Travel Channel) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Self promotion

    A mummy advertises Kreischer's television show. In "Bert the Conqueror," Kreischer travels around the country "in search of can’t-miss thrill rides and local activities, from the crazy to the insane to the downright dangerous." (Bert Kreischer / Courtesy of Travel Channel) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Pillow Dog

    Kreischer rearranged these pillows to resemble a dog as part of his "What Will the Maid Think?" creations. (Bert Kreischer / Courtesy of Travel Channel) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 4/21/2011 6:51:44 PM ET 2011-04-21T22:51:44

A toilet turned into a snake. Pillows rearranged to resemble a dog. Toilet paper shaped into the outline of a body in the manner of a crime scene.

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These are all creations left behind in hotel rooms by comedian and actor Bert Kreischer, host of the Travel Channel's "Bert the Conqueror" television show.

Kreischer tells the Australian website news.com.au that his goal is to leave each room in a "semi-disturbing manner."

Kreischer says hotel hijinks began in a room in San Antonio, Texas.

"I realized that if a maid was insightful enough she could tell exactly what I had done in my hotel room and she might think less of me," he told the news website.

"So I tried to throw her off my trail by putting an ironing board in the bathroom next to a pillow encrusted toilet … and that started it all."

Kreischer's pranks have since evolved into such creations as a food cart that appears to show a man hiding underneath and what looks like a pair of legs stuffed under a bed.

"I am long gone by the time anyone from the hotel sees my 'art,' but I always leave a generous tip and never destroy anything or create anything that would be a hassle to put back together in a matter of seconds," he says.

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