We have a community of voles on our property. They have discovered the fallen birdseed from our feeders and are frequent visitors to the feathered friends dining area. On a recent mild day T2 and I stretched out on our front porch to observe them. They were only about 18 inches away and we were able to hear them as well see their tiny features. They will destroy our lawn and plants but rather than trap or poison them we will have to learn to share the property and try to get along the same way we already do with the moles and rabbits.