I recently adopted a beautiful one year old grey and white female short hair mix from the local Animal Control and Care. I was made to understand that she would probably hide from me for the first few days but I began to worry when I had not seen her for the first 24 hours. She had eaten/drunken little if anything at this point and has yet to to the present. I eventually found her in a very difficult to reach hiding spot, after repeated attempts I finally managed to coax her from this spot but she still returns. She is frightful, I cannot do anything to make this cat understand that I am not a threat. She is extremely defensive if not aggressive. She becomes territorial and hisses at me when I come near. She allows me to touch her only on her terms and seldom and short lasted at that. She does not allow me to develop a bond with her and shows no interest or curiosity. What am I to do? Is this normal behavior? Please help.