“The man in the wilderness said to me,
‘How many strawberries grow in the sea?’
I answered him as I thought good —
‘As many red herrings as grow in the wood.'”
–Squirrel Nutkin to Old Brown the owl, via Beatrix Potter.
Though in this picture I’ve got a snail instead of a strawberry, but I assure you it’s a land snail and not a sea snail.
Also, I’m not at all sure the fish is a herring, though parts of it are certainly red.